Many users today do not need to carry the equivalent of a desktop replacement computer around with them when rushing to that business meeting in the city or travelling between lectures on campus. They want small laptops that fit snugly into backpacks and briefcases. Some of the heaviest models weigh between 7-10 pounds, but thankfully manufacturers have designed light laptops and notebooks to bring increased portability and mobility to the mobile computer customer.
"Small laptops you say?" Nah I want something large and powerful that turns heads when I'm noisily sipping my toffee nut latte at starbucks. It needs to have a cooling fan that sounds like an apache helicopter, and it must look like it requires it's own aircraft hangar for storage. Why do people want to squint at the display found on small screen laptops?....."
Well the smallest laptops are discrete and like to a keep low profile. They are typically between 1-2 inches in height and weigh less than 5 pounds. Despite the low weight these notebooks usually have considerable performance and power. If you need more elbow room in that cramped airplane seat or train booth then small business affordable laptops are an ideal purchase.
Many small notebooks today come with advanced Intel Centrino processors, which are designed specifically for mobility. Centrino laptops with increased portability however are not often cheap. Though thin and light notebooks do not use the fastest components, the highly compact specifications they come with are not usually found at bargain prices. Fear not, discounts can be found especially when purchasing used or refurbished laptops.
Below are a few reviews of some relatively cheap small laptops that we have discovered online. We hope you find the reviews useful on your hunt for a cheap and reliable small laptop!
Sony Vaio TR2A
".....We love the design of the award winning VAIO TR2A Notebook. Weighing in at a cute 3.1lbs it is feather light and perfect for mobile professionals, however it still manages to offer a 40GB hard drive, integrated CDRW and DVD combo drive, an integrated swivel camera, and built-in wireless LAN, so you can travel light without sacrificing access to all the features and functions you need. l....."
Fujitsu LifeBook P5010
".....This Fujitsu laptop is one of our favorites and is widely recognized for it's functionality and performance. The LifeBook P5010 is the world's smallest fully featured PC notebook with Intel Centrino mobile technology. Check out the specifications above and you'll see why we love this dinky little machine, cute yet elegant and can fit into the smallest backpack or briefcase....."
Dell Latitude CPi
".....What a great little notebook. If you just want a cheap machine to casually surf the web, email friends and compose letters this is the one for you. At only 1.5 inches thick, the Dell CPi is compact and effortlessly fits into a briefcase or backpack for travel. Certainly its comprehensive list of standard equipment will help tackle many office, home or student tasks....."