The Mini-Laptops of Summer

Thursday, July 3, 2008

ou're not the only one losing weight for beach season. The latest and least expensive breed of slimmed-down mobile PC -- the mini-laptop -- is ready for summer travel.
A new breed of extremely small and light (2 pounds or so) laptop has emerged just in time for summer travel. Called mobile Internet devices (MIDs), and also known as mini-laptops, mini-notebooks or mini-notes, these lightweight laptops are practically naked, stripped of all extraneous features. And starting at around $400, they're far cheaper than other mobile PCs.
There are other lightweight options, of course. One is the ultramobile PC (UMPC), which is roughly the same size as a mini-note, but has more features, a more ambitious design and a much higher price. Another is the ultraportable laptop -- once the smallest and lightest of all notebook types, with representatives such as the MacBook Air.
Mini-laptops aren't designed to compete with either UMPCs or ultraportables. When push comes to shove, a MID can handle Web browsing and document creation -- but little else. These machines pack low-end processors and run Linux or Windows XP (or in some deplorable instances, resource-hogging Vista). But if your needs on the road are modest, a mini-laptop may be a good fit in your luggage.


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