How to choose a netbook?

Netbooks gained huge popularity among users. There are many reasons for this, but the primary one is portability and good computing power in one bottle. But how to navigate the huge variety of devices represented by the market? That's about it - how to choose the right netbook - we'll talk today.

How to choose a netbook: what's first

Before choosing a netbook, you need to decide on their wishes.

  • First of all, rationality. Think about what tasks you need a netbook. On this basis, it is possible to vary its “stuffing” in the direction of greater or lesser performance. There is no need to overpay for an expensive device if it is used exclusively for work with the Internet. How to choose the "iron", from which the netbook is assembled, we will tell a little later.
  • Monitor. In the case of a netbook, an important parameter. First of all - the diagonal. As a rule, classic netbooks have a diagonal of 10 or 10.1 inches. Then pay attention to the resolution of the desktop. If it is extremely high, then the eyes will quickly tire, if it is low (less than 1024x600),It will be unpleasant for you to work on a netbook due to large blocks of eye-catching points.
  • Finally, portability. Dimensions and battery life are important when choosing a netbook. Pay attention to these parameters when choosing a netbook.

The choice of netbook, based on the characteristics

Now we will tell you directly how to choose a good netbook. Conclusions do you, and the final choice of a netbook depends only on your goals and means.

Netbook performance. Of course, netbooks can not be compared in performance with desktops. Moreover, even with laptops we will not compare them. What can we expect from a box weighing 900 grams?

The performance of your netbook is made up of several factors. The power of the CPU and the chipset itself, the video system (which can be called a subsystem on a netbook) and RAM are what you first need to pay attention to. Undoubtedly, the speed of the device will increase if the SSD is used as a storage device not a classic hard drive, but a hard drive. But this leads to a marked increase in the price of the product. Before buying a netbook with SSD, ask yourself: “Do I need it?”. Yes, faster and faster boot on the netbook will accelerate.All processes relating to the drive, too, will be faster. But often almost everywhere netbooks with SSD do not justify themselves. They simply do not use the full potential of the drive of the new generation "thanks to" ... a weak processor. The process of writing and reading data takes a lot of CPU time. And SSD is designed to work very quickly, which goes against the capabilities of processors. By the way, about the latter.

The most rational option for choosing a netbook and its stuffing is to purchase a device on the Intel Pine Trail platform. Its "stuffing" includes processors of the budget line of the Intel Atom N4xx with a clock frequency of 1.6 - 1.8 GHz. This platform is remarkable for its cheapness and price / quality ratio. Since the video system here is an integrated GMA 3150, this greatly reduces the price of a netbook. This configuration with installed 2GB DDR3 RAM is enough to work with an overwhelming number of office programs and even to watch HD quality video.

If you want to play on such a netbook, then seriously upset. Fans of shooting cyber monsters will tell you a secret - more serious than UT, do not run anything. Even COP 1.6, running on OpenGL old school, will deny you the pleasure of seeing more than 15 fps in battle. And if smoke ... This is hell.It’s easy to explain - the graphics chip is “sharpened” for video playback, but not for 3D graphics processing.

If you want to choose a netbook for games, pay attention to the increased amount of RAM and processor. Also, the video card must be discrete (i.e., not integrated into the motherboard). Then you can even more or less play more serious games than Klondike Solitaire.

Portability is made up of the size of your netbook, the ability to hold a battery charge, and the communication technology used in the device.

Dimensions are easy to control when buying - in 96% of cases they are similar to the diagonal of the monitor. Netbook thickness varies from 0.8 cm. To 3-3.5 cm. The choice is yours.

It is very important to choose a battery. Pay attention to the number of cells in the battery and the number that reflects the charge, after it put mAh (mAh). The higher the number, the longer the netbook can remain autonomous. For example, a standard netbook with Intel Atom n430 + Intel GMA 3150 + 2gb ram + 320gb hdd with a 4400 mAh battery can work without charging for 8 hours. Of course, a lot depends on the OS and on what you will do on a netbook. Most of all, the discharge rate is influenced by monitor brightness, CPU utilization and audio volume on the built-in speakers.

With regard to technology and communication standards, virtually any netbook must have a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module. Otherwise, what is a netbook?

I think we succeeded in faithfully explaining to you how to choose a good netbook.