March of the Netbooks

Small, light and cheap, they’re great for school

You may have heard about Dell launching your new best friend late last week: the Mini 9. It’s the latest in a stream of “netbooks”, small, cheap laptops whose main purpose is to tap into the cloud” wherever and whenever you want. They’re small, light and cheap, well-suited to note-taking duties on-campus though unfit for much above that. One of these little buys won’t be your main computer, but it could certainly be a nice accessory.