If you’ve been looking for a new laptop computer, you’ve probably seen some incredible deals on “netbooks.” These are generally small, lightweight laptops that cost $500 or less. They are geared towards simple tasks such as word processing, email and web surfing – all tasks that really don’t require a lot of computing horsepower. If this is all you do, these pint-sized PCs can be a tremendous bargain.
Because of the low price point, you will most likely have a small screen, a slow processor, limited memory, and a small hard drive. If you have a huge music, photo, or video library, you may run out of space, and if you multitask or game a lot, speed may be an issue.