I knew I wanted to write about small laptops but I didn’t know how to go about it. So like the good writer that I am, I scanned the world wide web for some inspiration and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint because look at what I have here from Offbeatwanders.
Instantly I knew I wasn’t going to a place as beautiful as this lugging around a huge laptop, using space I’m sure I could squeeze in at least two maxi dresses and a pair of wedge flip flops in. But seriously, isn’t this the dream though? Having an exotic beach as your office, a day bed with canopy as your cubicle, and for your lunch break? How about a quick dip into the ocean?
And now for the key piece of equipment to complete your “office” set up, here are some suggestions on which of the available small laptops you should get to make all your dreams exotic-beach-as-office come true.
These small laptops from ASUS were the first mass-produced small laptops in the market with a tiny 7-inch screen and weighing in at just 2 pounds, these small laptops are ideal for travelling.
I use a first generation ASUS Eee PC that runs in Xandros Linux which is an Operating System that can be quite a drag because of the limited things you can with it. So for those with ASUS EEEPCs for small laptops, I suggest getting a new OS. Try EasyPeasy or Ubuntu Netbook, both of which I have already tried and will highly recommend to anyone.
But if you don’t want to go through the hassle of reinstalling a new OS for your small laptops, don’t worry, the newer models of ASUS Eee PC comes pre-installed with a Windows-based OS already.
These HP Minis are the cutest small laptops around. Only 1 inch thin and weighing in at only 3.1 pounds and a glass to glass screen it’s definitely great to bring when you’re traveling.
What’s good about these small laptops is that they have a 93% scale keyboard, which is a common critique about small laptops, so that it feels natural when you type using HP Minis. And isn’t just appropriate that it’s called island style keys? Because that is exactly where you’ll going to be typing with these small laptops?
And although the HP Mini is a sweet little thing, it’s capable of playing high definition content. So it’s going to be no problem enjoying movies while lounging at the beach.
A 10 inch screen and 250 GB hard drive. There’s nothing small about these small laptops from Dell. Although slightly bigger than the previous two laptops, it’s still smaller than your regular laptops.
Dell really designed their small laptops for life on the road with a battery life of more than 7 hours. You can finish all your office requirements and still have enough battery life for a few movies. This is very good news especially for backpackers who are usually on the go.