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35 Wee PCs

From Nifty Netbooks to Micro Mini Computers

— September 2, 2009 — Tech
Netbooks have emerged as a go-to tech resource for travelers to stay connected and remain productive from any location. It isn’t just travelers and gadget fiends, however, who benefit from the ease and portability of a netbook. Amid the economic downturn, netbooks have become a cost-effective way for families to integrate computers within their households. And a segment of the micro-computing market has emerged that caters to the next generation, with kid-friendly netbooks that aim to be durable, easy to use and functional for tiny fingers.

Netbooks are essentially pared-down laptops. They are universally lightweight, less expensive than their full-sized counterparts and are smaller in size. To keep their overall cost and weight down, luxurious features that are standard on regular computers, like Ethernet ports and CD/DVD drives, are often not included in a netbook. Although a netbook can certainly be used as a primary computer for individuals who only require basic functionality and remote wireless Internet access, power users will benefit most from a netbook as an auxiliary computer used predominantly while traveling or on the go.

The nifty netbooks in the slideshow below fulfill a wide range of needs. There are concept touchscreen netbooks that blend eye-popping design with minimalist style for a super-sleek mobile design. Although these concepts aren’t available in stores just yet, they’re a great way to envision the future of mobile computing. There are also tough netbooks designed especially to endure the rigors of war zones, like the Acme Comrade Series. Travelers will especially love the pocket-sized netbooks that are truly meant to be taken anywhere. You’ll also read about netbooks created for children, city commuters, book lovers, and eco-minded individuals.

Check out all of these nifty netbook designs and more below. Note: In the interest of full disclosure, this cluster is a part of a sponsored series done in conjunction with Samsung.
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Slimy Laptops
Slimy Laptops
The Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon Edition Netbook PC Has Been Slimed
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Laptops Get Smaller
Laptops Get Smaller
Napkin PC
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Dual-Screen Netbooks
Dual-Screen Netbooks
The Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A Has an LCD Screen In Its Trackpad
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30
Noisy Nimble Netbooks
Noisy Nimble Netbooks
Samsung N120 Offers Sweet Speaker System With SRS Sound Add-Ons
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29
Phone Company Computers
Phone Company Computers
The Nokia Booklet 3G Brings in a New Era of Netbooks
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28
Cheap Laptops for Education
Cheap Laptops for Education
One Laptop Per Birmingham Child
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27
$10 Laptops?
$10 Laptops?
India Typo Leads to False Rumors
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26
Tiny Computer Triplets
Tiny Computer Triplets
HP Launches Three New Mini Netbooks
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25
Green Computer Spyshots
Green Computer Spyshots
Intel Netbook Eco PC
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Kid-Friendly Netbooks
Kid-Friendly Netbooks
Dell Releases Latitude 2100 for the K-12 Crowd
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$10 Laptop
$10 Laptop
When the $100 Laptop is Too Expensive
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22
Commuter Computer Cycles
Commuter Computer Cycles
Get Around Tech-Style With the DIY Mounted Netbook Bicycle
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21
Nameless Netbooks
Nameless Netbooks
LG X120 Looking for an Identity in ‘Whatchamacallit” Contest
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Cute Computer Competitors
Cute Computer Competitors
New Lenova IdeaPad S12 Netbook Small in Size But Big at Heart
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9" Laptops
9" Laptops
Dell Mini Inspiron
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Neat Freak Netbooks
Neat Freak Netbooks
Samsung N310 is Sleek & Sanitary With Its Antibacterial Keyboard
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Denim Netbooks
Denim Netbooks
Levis Helps Launch the Limited Edition LG X120 Notebook
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Geekified Laptops
Geekified Laptops
Dell Alienware M17x Will Fulfill the Nerdy Needs of Gamers
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Nifty Nano-Netbooks
Nifty Nano-Netbooks
Bite-Sized Asus Eee Seashell Returns To Original Netbook Flavour
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14
Mini Touchscreen Netbooks
Mini Touchscreen Netbooks
Signs Point to a Mix of Macbook and iPod Touch for New Apple Computer
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13
Apple Netbooks
Apple Netbooks
If It's Real, The iPod Touch HD Will Have a Much Bigger Screen
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Compenion Laptop Concept
Compenion Laptop Concept
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11
Wee PCs
Wee PCs
The Viliv s5 Looks Cute, But Does Function Match Form?
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10
$100 Laptops Now Online
$100 Laptops Now Online
Amazon.com Sells Hand-Crank Laptop
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9
Book Shaped Notebooks
Book Shaped Notebooks
2nd Generation OLPC XO Laptop
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8
$399 Laptops
$399 Laptops
HP G60 458dx Recession Special at Best Buy
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$98 Linux Laptops
$98 Linux Laptops
The 7" HiVision miniNote
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Super Skinny Laptop Sneakpeaks
Super Skinny Laptop Sneakpeaks
Leaked Dell Adamo Pictures and Video (CES 2009)
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5
Aromatic Laptops
Aromatic Laptops
Asus F6 Scented Notebooks
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4
Touchscreen Tablet Netbooks
Touchscreen Tablet Netbooks
Always Innovating 'Touch Book' Features Detachable Monitor
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3
High Tech Fashion Runways
High Tech Fashion Runways
Vivienne Tam's HP LapTop Makeover
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2
Pocket-Sized Netbooks
Pocket-Sized Netbooks
Sneak Peek at ‘Pocket Yoga' Inspires Some Serious Lenovo Lust
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Wood Laptops
Wood Laptops
DIY Computer and Mouse Made With Scraps and Creativity
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