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Best Netbooks 2015

Updated on January 1, 2015

Deciding On The Best Netbooks Computers for 2015

Are you trying to decide which is the Best Netbook 2015?

A few years ago now I bought my first Netbook so I know what it's like trying to decide which one to buy! I can tell you that I have been delighted with my choice.

Netbooks are increasingly affordable, with many now available for less than $300. They offer so much including being incredible portable, with screens that are generally no larger than 12 inches and with most weighing less than 5 pounds.

These netbook computers are packed with innovative technology, and are invaluable to those who need both compact and easy computing on the go.

Hopefully we will help you decide which is the Best Netbook 2015 for you!

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Best Netbook 2014

The Best Netbook 2015

A netbook is effectively a notebook which is smaller in size! They are designed for web browsing and carrying out basic computing on the move. They have many of the same features as your more familiar laptop.

But it is all put together in a smaller and neater package to make your computer more portable. They have become increasingly popular of late and just about every computer company is trying to get their best netbook model out so that they can take the market by storm.

Netbooks are without doubt one of the computing hot items in 2015, and are sure to be a hit throughout the year. These mini-laptops are great for all ages, with features such as web browsing, word processing, and other applications that nowadays we simply can't live without!

The best netbooks combine all the great features in a conveniently portable way that means these tiny machines give you an affordable and useful way to be connected on the move.

Best Netbook 2014
Best Netbook 2014

Choosing The Best Netbook For You in 2015

Netbook Comparison is Important In Making Your Decision

Having decided that you want a netbook now you have to decide which one is best for you! There are so many different models out there to choose from sometimes it can seem overwhelming.

However, if you know what you want from your choice, what you want to be able to do with it and how much you have to spend finding the Best Netbook for you should be one of the easier tasks of 2015!

It doesn't really matter if you are looking for conveniece and basic functionality in a convenient size, or if you really want the very best for your on-the-go browsing and computing needs. There is a netbook to suit everyone.

With all of the different models and types that are available it isn't really that hard to find what you want and need when it comes to a netbook. Choosing the right one is about working out which ones best suit your particular needs, both in terms of performance and price.

Best Netbook 2014
Best Netbook 2014

The Best Netbook 2015 Choices

Some are looking for the best netbook computer to enable them to have internet access on the move. Others want the best model for gaming on-the-go or to use the various computer applications.

When it comes to making your choice do check out the netbooks from Toshiba, HP, Asus, Acer, and indeed others to work out which netbook best meets your needs. Regardless of which netbook you choose, you will generally find that they weigh less than 5 pounds. This makes them both portable and convenient for all your needs.

Do take a look at the Acer Aspire One series which is one of the best netbook ptions that you will find. Their computers are considered to be both sleek and stylish. They also have some really great features for the price.

They offer a range of different models and many of the models do offer longer battery life than many of their competitors. Other Acer models are also at the top of the list with Acer having established a firm reputation in the netbook market.

Asus is also one of the best netbook computer choices. With them you can rely on the models being both efficient and, cutting-edge. They are also very reasonably priced when you consider everything that you get. They also offer touchscreen models that will you don't have to worry about a touchpad or a mouse.

Does An 11.6" Netbook Solve The Biggest Problem?

So is an 11.6" netbook an effective alternative to a standard notebook? Netbook computers have been one of the most popular categories of computers over the last couple of years, but they have quite a few drawbacks.

Screen size, keyboard size, processor speed and memory are just a few of the trade-offs you have to make. The latest models are coming with larger screens and getting to be more and more similar to standard notebooks, however.

Let's be honest. When you get into the 11 inch range for screen sizes, the line between a netbook and a notebook is starting to blur. They're getting to be just about as big as a notebook, and the weight is also similar. There are still a couple of advantages, mind you - battery life and price. So don't write them off completely.

Most of the major brands are making 11 inch netbooks now, such as the HP Mini 311-1037NR and the Acer Aspire AO721-3574. These companies have a full range of notebook computers, so they wouldn't be in this market if there wasn't a demand for it. Nor would they be likely to take it on if it was going to cannibalize their other models, which often sell for more money.

The two biggest advantages of 11 inch netbooks were already mentioned above - battery life and price. While the prices are considerably more than a comparable 10 inch netbook, they're still well under what a standard notebook would cost, at least for a reasonably good model.

And because netbooks use processors that consume less power, their battery life is considerably longer. If you need a notebook that will give you a full 8 hours of battery life, a netbook is going to be the only option unless you want to cart around spare batteries and worry about switching them out throughout the day.

Keep in mind that some 11 inch machines, like the Lenovo ThinkPad X100E are not actually netbooks. They are considered "ultraportables" which are generally much more expensive, but a lot more powerful as well. This is something to keep in mind when you're comparing one model to another.

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    • flinnie lm profile image

      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I am thinking of getting a netbook. Great info and tips here. Thank you.

    • norma-holt profile image


      5 years ago

      This has been very helpful as I would love a netbook. Just bought a new Sony laptop and am finding it wonderful. Thanks for all this information Paul. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013 and also on How to Internet. Hugs.

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      5 years ago

      My Sony VAIO still works well till now but it's to big and heavy in my bag. I want to buy netbook this year and you give me the best reference.

    • rob-hemphill profile image

      Rob Hemphill 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      Very comprehensive list. I bought an Asus eePC1008 three years ago, and love it when I'm travelling.

    • BestRatedStuff profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a great collection and some useful information too!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I recently bought Acer Aspire One and so far I am satisfied with its performance

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      6 years ago

      "Great info here, I really enjoyed it"

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      6 years ago

      Great list of netbooks. thanks

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      6 years ago

      Netbooks are pretty good for simple word processing and other productivity applications. The only issue is that most don't have CD/DVD drives but that's starting to not be much of an issue nowadays with flash media taking over anyways. I'd want one not from Dell or any other company like HP because it probably comes with a lot of bloatware.

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      6 years ago

      I'm considering a netbook for my 15 yr old but still trying to figure out just what they a cd rom? Can she hook up her camera and still video chat etc.

      Looks like some of these do have cd drives and some don't.

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      Odille Rault 

      6 years ago from Gloucester

      The Netbook is top of my Christmas list! Great information on the best Netbook of the year! Blessed. :)

    • cheech1981 profile image


      7 years ago

      the only problem I have with netbooks is that the screen size, although of course useful for travel, is severely limiting. Most projects I work on require a couple of windows, and even dealing with a 15" screen can be a challenge!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Great list of netbooks. I only have a desktop (iMac) and would love an Apple netbook but don't want to pay for it!

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      7 years ago

      Userful lens

    • dahlia369 profile image


      7 years ago

      There's much to consider when buying a new computer of any kind and this lens is very helpful. So far I bought 3 laptops from the same company - and decided not to do it again. Too many similar issues. Great resource, blessed! :)

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      7 years ago

      Very informative lens. Keep up the good work.

    • GonnaFly profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      Oooh yes. I love my little newbook :-)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This is good to know all about the Best Netbook 2011. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      Wow... A whole lot of choices you've provided us here :) Thumbs up!

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      wizardgold lm 

      7 years ago

      MacBook Air - That is the one for me

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      7 years ago

      Very informative.

    • kimbesa2 profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much! Very helpful!

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      nice show case. wonderful presentation.

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      capriliz lm 

      7 years ago

      The netbook can be a handy little thing to have. Doesn't quite meet my needs yet, but I am thinking of getting one for my daughter.

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      SusanCarter LM 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for all the info about netbooks. I'm starting my research to buy one and your lens was a good resource.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome shopping guide - great job on this lens!

    • DelightfulDanie profile image


      7 years ago

      I got a Asus NEtbook for Christmas and I love it!

    • whitepinestudios profile image


      7 years ago from Colorado

      Really informative lens, great information anyone could benefit from.

      Mac Power books are the best in my opinion.


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      Johann The Dog 

      7 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Mum and I got a Acer netbook a year or so ago to go with our desktop and absolutely love it! We even tether with it and our Blackberry at agility trials!

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      7 years ago

      I need a new computer but thinking of going for the desktop unless I find a deal I can't resist on a notepad.

    • Carterpants profile image


      7 years ago

      I've always been a fan of the netbook realm. I have an older EeePC 900 (upgraded to a 16GB SSD and 2GB of memory) with Fedora 14 LXDE, and it has kept my urge to buy an iPad at bay. I love it! Light, compact, easy to travel with. Netbooks are definitely the way to go if you are looking for light computing needs with a small footprint.

    • Philippians468 profile image


      7 years ago

      small and nice! neat!

    • Rabatt profile image


      7 years ago

      I love Dell...

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the recommendations. I'm looking for a netbook.

    • AslanBooks profile image


      7 years ago

      I want an iPad.

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      7 years ago

      I am deff gonna treat myself to one on my next birthday!!! It's my big 40, so it is special!!!

    • ZenandChic profile image


      7 years ago

      I would like to have one of these, for sure.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Seeing all these pretty new notebooks has me drooling for something special under the tree from santa this year.

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      Louis Wery 

      8 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      I prefer Macs but need a PC for work. Thank you for helping me research the options.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @kateloving: I am sure he will love it! Thanks for dropping by Kate and taking the time to comment which I really appreciate

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      Kate Loving Shenk 

      8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Our son is just about to buy a Mac Book Air which he says only weighs 2.2 pounds. He is thrilled by the idea of the purchase--and the actual product will make him swoon!! Lol!!

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @newbizmau: Thank you very much and thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment which I really appreciate :-)

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      Maurice Glaude 

      8 years ago from Mobile, AL

      The macBook also has frustration-free everything else. No viruses to worry about or the constant head-aches of other PCs. My vote is for the MacBook!

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @thesuccess2: Thank you that's very kind of you and very much appreciated

    • thesuccess2 profile image


      8 years ago

      It's getting so tough to make a choice these days, so your lens is a real help

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Linda BookLady: Thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment which I really appreciate

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Thanks for the netbook primer. I don't have one yet - but have considered...

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @Ramkitten2000: Thank you that's very kind of you and what is most important is that you got the one you needed :_0

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I ended up going with the Samsung, which I bought just before my trip to Nepal. I like the quality very much. I do want to get the memory upgrade, though, because, at 1GB, it's a bit too slow for me. Otherwise, though, I have no complaints. So, I'll lensroll this to mine about travel electronics, so people can look at other options here.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @steveffeo lm: Very hard to say Steve because you need to think about what they have used it for and what condition it is in - the decision has to be yours

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      steveffeo lm 

      8 years ago

      Paul my neighbor is selling a ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE for 140.00 it is almost brand new you think I should go for it?

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @netbookguide: Thanks for your kind comments and taking the time to comment

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      8 years ago

      I purchased a Toshiba NB305. I am still thinking of the Asus 1005PE. Maybe one of the touchscreens... but that adds weight and lowers battery time. The other one I'm still tempted by is the MSI Wind.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @aesta1: Thank you and thanks for taking the time to comment

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      Mary Norton 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is an amazing review. I should have read this before getting one. The only problem I have with netbooks is the small screen. Sometimes, some websites even in the compatibility mode are hard to read. But with a new chip, they are often very powerful so surfing the net is very fast and easy. When you are travelling, it is great.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @pcgamehardware: Thank you that's very kind of you and thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment which I really appreciate

    • pcgamehardware profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice Lens, My son and daughter both have laptops 15.4" screens, but my daughter is fixing to go off to college this next year and she will probably be wanting something smaller. I will send her your way when it's time to buy... Thanks

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @retta719: That's great and they are a wonderful gadget aren't they. Thanks for dropping by and commenting

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      8 years ago from United States

      I just got the new HP 210 (in shiny red) and I love it. It boots up so fast with their quick web, perfect for jumping online and checking things out.


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