ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Mini Laptop 2014

Updated on September 16, 2014

Over time mini laptops have become more and more popular. They are portable, affordable and extremely practical.

Mini laptops can be divided into netbooks and small 14 inch laptops. Netbooks are smaller, cheaper and less powerful than the small laptops. In best mini laptop 2014 I will shortly review 2 popular models of each type.

The biggest adjustment you have to make when starting to use a mini laptop is the small keyboard. However once you get use to the keyboard you really will love the portability of your mini laptop.

Top rated mini laptop 2014
Top rated mini laptop 2014

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook

The 1215N-PU17-BK is the newest and most powerful netbook available. It's power is such that it lies somewhere between a traditional netbook and a middle of the range laptop. While still being the size of a netbook.

The biggest hiccup with the previous 1201N was its short battery life. The 1215N model has definitely improved on this by doubling it. For such a small but and well presented computer it certainly has what it takes. The screen is the right size with great resolution. There is slight backlight bleed, but this is barely noticeable. Playing games on this netbook is good but not terrific.

The 1215N-PU17-BK has Gigabit Ethernet, that allows you to transfer files quickly. This is a good feature as it has no DVD drive. The new style keyboard takes a little getting used to, but it is usable.

There is stacks of bloatware preloaded onto the computer, which some may like and some might think is overkill. If the latter is the case it is easy enough to uninstall the preloaded software.

ASUS Eee PC 1015PED

Compared previous netbook the 1015PED is more like a traditional netbook. Cheaper and less powerful. It's worth noting that the 1015PED sells better than the 1215N.

This little laptop has great battery life, which is a very important feature in a netbook. It's battery life goes on for up to 10 hours with normal usage. The 1015PED boots up very quickly for a netbook. The screen and keypad are as good as they can be for a computer of this size. The matt screen is great when used out of doors this, together with the matt finish on the case, make it much easier to keep clean than other models.

Windows 7 Starter is pre-installed. Installation and downloads work well on this notebook but one thing to watch out for are the drivers, as they tend not to be sorted by this version making it important to see that the latest ones are downloaded.

This machine works well considering it only has 1GB of memory, but it can easily be upgraded to 2 GB. All in all this is a really handy little laptop that will let you go online without any problems.

Best selling mini laptop 2014
Best selling mini laptop 2014

Toshiba Satellite L645-S4104 14.0-Inch Laptop

The Toshiba Satellite L645-S4104 is an extremely light and compact computer, it weighs just 5lbs. It is a great solution for students or travelers looking for an ultra portable machine.

The Toshiba Satellite L645-S4104 high tech power saving Eco Utility helps reduce power consumption, making it an extremely eco-smart machine.

It has an 8x DVD drive that can read and write to DVDs and CDs. This a feature that you won't get with a netbook.

The Toshiba Satellite L645-S4104 has a high speed built in WiFi card that makes connecting to the internet very easy.

Toshiba really know their stuff when it comes to giving the user what they need on a portable computer.

Acer's new mini laptop 2014
Acer's new mini laptop 2014

Acer Aspire TimelineX

If you compare this Acer to the Toshiba above it has a more powerful chip and graphics card. This makes the Acer more expensive. If you are going to be using resource hungry software like computer games on the laptop you should get the Acer.

If you look at the picture the Aspire has no NumPad. This allows the keys to be slightly larger.

Battery life on this computer is good and this machine does not get as hot as others of the same price range when run for long periods of time. Apart from the lack of ports that some have found annoying the plus factors of this lightweight computer far outweigh the minuses.

I hope you enjoyed best mini laptop 2014. You might also like to check out wireless n router review 2014.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)