Netbooks are the bestselling class of notebook PCs, and there’s little wonder why; they’re affordable, small and very handy. These systems make a great gadget gift for all of these reasons and more.
We often recommend netbooks for younger users. Not only are they easier to carry around, but they’re also more kid-friendly than other notebooks because if they get smashed or dropped, the monetary loss is much less.
The Acer Aspire One AOD250-1633 Netbook is a current favorite. The $350 system comes with Windows 7 Starter, a battery that lasts up to 9 hours, and a stylish design that boosts the sometimes toyish-looking netbook to a more professional level. System specs include an N280 Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of DDR memory, a 250GB hard drive, a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a multi-touch trackpad, Bluetooth 2.1 peer-to-peer wireless, an integrated web cam and a built-in LAN card. All of these features come in a light-weight, 2.8 pound system.
Young or old, anyone who needs a mobile computer will appreciate this netbook.