Kidding aside, this netbook from ASUS combines a decent set of hardware and a really reasonable price point to make a compelling device to buy if you can’t be completely productive with a tablet and can’t yet affordpricing. Various online retailers are offering the for under $280 USD. For that price you get:
- dual-core, 1.6 GHz, Intel Atom N2600 processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 320 GB HDD
- 10.1-inch display, 1024 x 600
- 3-cell, 23 W/h battery
- Windows 7 Starter edition
All in all, a decent computer to buy if your budget is tight. Plus, it’ll be a pretty portable machine for on-the-go computing. People’s computing needs are all different. For some, a netbook is still the best way to go. It’s nice to see that ASUS is still looking out for that niche.