Friday, October 16

Netbooks Acer Aspire One D250

Best Netbooks - Acer Aspire One D250 with Android

Taiwanese giant Acer - the second largest computer manufacturer after HP and bigger than Dell has just launched the first Netbook in the world to use Android 1.6, the Acer Aspire One D250. Apart from its simplicity, Android is a winner according to Acer because it only takes 18 seconds to boot up and 3 seconds to switch off.

The Aspire One D250 netbook, will be launched in Japan with Windows 7 Starter. But in the rest of the world Acer will install Android, using a dual-boot system (Windows XP today then Windows 7).

The D250 has a 10.1" WSVGA screen, an Atom N280 (1.66 GHz), a classic Intel GMA 950, 1 GB RAM DDR2 (2 GB max), 160 GB 5400 rpm hard disk, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, multicard reader, three USB 2 ports, an Ethernet port, a headphone port, microphone, webcam, VGA output and 84 key keyboard.

It will feature a 6 cell 5800 mAh battery, with a 9 hour supply between charges and will weigh 1.27 kg.

It can be pre-ordered from Amazon for 349.99 $ (€235).

The guys at have had a look at it - it's all in French but you get the idea ! Android is quicker than Windows but you can do less with it.

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Monday, October 5

Best Netbooks Dell Mini Nickelodeon

Best Netbooks for Kids for Christmas - Dell Mini Nickelodeon

Dell and Asus have both recently released netbooks aimed at kids, with no doubt one eye on Christmas sales. It is probable that they will both be awarded prizes for being the best netbooks for kids.Dell Mini Mickelodeon Netbook
Dell have taken a leaf out of Asus' netbook and have come up with a new Inspiron Nickelodeon Netbook which they are marketing to kids with the catch phrase "have the slime of your life". Whereas Asus have gone with the Disney Netpal and the Disney brand image of good wholesome family fun, Dell are appealing to that side of kids that likes all things disgusting and have made their netbook to look like it has slime on it ! Much to the amusement of many kids no doubt. A neat marketing ploy.

Dell and Nickelodeon have continued the slime theme inside the netbook as well. It's great fun for the kids as they get to make a mess but there is nothing to clean up afterwards.

The features of this Dell netbook include Nick media where kids can stream MP3 songs and see early screenings of Nick shows on the broadband media player. It can be also customized with iCarly and Spongebob Squarepants characters, and allows customization of games and the TV programs that can be watched from The netbook also features parental controls.

Whyville - where they delve into a virtual world where they can learn and play with other kids around the globe, via a customized avatar that takes them through a variety of educational and kid-friendly activities. Whyville has been approved by both parents and teachers.

The screen is 10.1" - slightly larger than the 8.9" of the Asus Netpal. The Mini Mickeloden has an internal 802.11b/g WiFi to keep your kids connected to their blog, instant messenger, video chat, and e-mail, it also has a 1.3MP webcam, 3 USB ports to connect to an external hard drive, digital cameras etc...

There is also the option of an external DVD drive to watch or burn CDs and DVDs, plus a a 160GB hard drive.

The keyboard is 92% the size of that of a standard laptop keyboard and has a multi-touch track pad. It is also is spDell Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon Netbookill-resistant.

Dell Inspiron Mini Mickelodeon Specifications

Intel® AtomTM N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K L2Cache)
Intel® AtomTM N280 (1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB/512K L2Cache)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition SP3
Integrated Intel® 945GSE UMA Graphics Media Accelerator
Integrated Intel® 945GSE UMA Graphics Media Accelerator
Glossy 10.1 inch display (1024x600) WSVGA
Main Speakers (quantity) : 2 x 1.0W
Microphone – Integrated single analog
160GB SATA HDD 2.5 inch 5400RPM
External only
3-cell 24WHr Li-Ion Battery
1.3MP webcam
Dell 1397 WLAN 802.11g - Half mini-card
Dell 1510 WLAN 802.11g /n Mini Card
Bluetooth® Internal (2.1+EDR) mini-card
Externally Accessible
Kensington lock
AC Power-in
3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS)
Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45),
VGA connector
(2) USB and (1) Power USB
Audio jacks (1 line-out, 1 Mic-in)
26.8 – 28.3 mm (front – back)
1.06 – 1.11 inches (front – back)
Width: 261mm, 10.26 inches
Depth: 182mm, 7.19 inches
2.5 lbs with 3 Cell battery

To buy the Dell Nickeloden netbook for kids from Amazon click here - Dell Nickelodeon Netbook

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Best Netbooks Asus Disney Netpal

Best Netbooks for Kids - Asus Disney Netpal Netbook

Asus Disney Netpal Netbook for Kids
Is the Asus Disney Netpal one of the best netbooks ever ? Well beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course but we have no doubt that for some 6 - 12 year olds this Netbook for kids will look very beautiful ! Don't forget Christmas is fast approaching and netbooks make excellent gifts - we all know that kids don't like tablets.

With the Disney Netpal, Asus claim to have made computing fun, safe and easy. Asus Disney Netpal Netbook BlueCertainly it looks like more fun than a plain black box and may encourage your kids to experiment more with a computer. It comes with safety features of course to prevent them accessing stuff they shouldn't be seeing. So for the target audience we would argue this is certainly one of the best netbooks available. If you are wondering what is the difference between a netbook and a notebook see - the difference between Netbooks and Notebooks

Asus states that thanks to the magical world of Disney the Netpal is fun to use. It is packed with applications and games just for kids. The interface and setup are easy. The browser and email are already set up with the necessary parental controls to make surfing the web a safe experience.

The Disney Netpal features Disney-inspired graphics and a webcam lens shaped like Mickey mouse, capturing the essence of "Disney magic". It comes in two colors - Princess Pink and Magic Blue.

The Disney Desktop lets kids brighten up their desktops with Disney themes Disney·Pixar’s cast of animated characters.

Disney Applications and Games
The Disney Netpal features a range of applications made just for kids — Disney Mix, Disney Pix for editing/creating photos and Radio Disney with live streaming. There is also a driving game, a memory game and a photo scrapbook.

Radio Disney gives live access to Radio Disney and lets kids request songs and send a “shout out” that could be broadcast on air.

The design of the Disney Netpal is durable and child-friendly with a reinforced design and a spill-proof keyboard, plus ShockShield Data Protection that prevents data loss in the event of impacts. The battery is a "stable embedded polymer battery" which prevents kids from removing the battery and any electrical danger.

The batteries in the Netpal stay charged for up to 5 hours.

It is now in stock in a number of places including Amazon at a price of $350. For kids the Asus Disney Netpal certainly is one of the best netbooks for kids around.

Specifications :

Dimensions 248mm x 173mm x 24~28.7mm (8.9 inches)
Weight 1.1kg with battery
Display 1024x600 Display
Atom N270 processor
1GB RAM (they say it's upgradeable to 2GB but they refuse to do it and so does anyone else - so it's 1GB - forget about the upgrade!)
Windows XP Home
5-hour battery.
Camera 0.3 M Pixels
Audio Hi-definition audio CODEC
Built-in stereo speakers
Analog Mic
Input / Output 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x LAN RJ-45
2 x audio jacks: Headphone / Mic-in
To compare the Dell Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon netbook for kids click here Dell Mini Nickelodeon
For other contenders for best notebooks see Asus Eee PC 1005HA Netbook