No matter what operating system you might prefer, it is a known fact that Windows still remains the stable and most used platform on netbook models. In this article I’ll go over the best netbooks with windows OS installed.
People are still reluctant to get rid of their familiar Windows XP environment and the movers have embraced Windows 7 and it’s out of the box support for all kinds of hardware configurations. In the present scenario, any top of the line netbook which you buy is likely to come preinstalled with a version of Windows.
Here are some of the best Windows netbook systems that offer a great blend of price and performance:
1. Asus Eee PC 1005 PE: Asus made its presence felt on Linux distros but it is the Windows platform which really makes it shine. Featuring an Intel Atom N450 processor at its heart, it has standard configurations of 1GB RAM and 250 GB hard drive. It features Windows 7 Starter Edition as its operating system, which works like a charm in its customized graphics and hardware design. The biggest advantage comes in its budget pricing which makes it a great value for your money.
2. Acer Aspire One D250: One of the most popular netbooks launched by Acer, the Aspire One D250 is powered by an Intel Atom N270 processor along with 1GB of RAM. Old world users will feel right at home as the netbook features Windows XP Home version as an operating system. Because of the long life of the OS, you can find driver support and software for all your hardware and user based needs. The battery life is a lot lower as compared to others but in terms of design and performance, this is one netbook that is sure to win a lot of admirers.
3. HP Mini 311: When it comes to top performing Windows netbooks, HP is not a brand to be left far behind. The HP Mini 311 has a better display (1366X768) as compared to the others (1024X600) under the same 10 inch form factor. For those who want more from their Windows, this netbook features the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, with fully functional Aero and other visual details. A slightly lesser hard drive (160GB) is a downer but a full retain Windows 7 version in a netbook is worth the upgrade alone. Overall, it has a great price to performance ratio.
4. Toshiba Mini NB305: Toshiba outperforms Dell and Samsung to occupy the final slot in the list. It boasts of a much better form factor tan the B205 along with louder speakers and a superb battery life of upto 8 hours. It features the Windows 7 Starter Edition which comes without the bells and whistle of the retail version. However, there is a lot of bundled software to take care of all your requirements and it comes with Microsoft Works and Skype preinstalled. There are also separate OS oriented power consumption applications that can be really useful. On the whole, it is a great buy for mobile computing purposes.
Windows based netbooks will continue to evolve and change their dynamics in the future but you can pick any of the current models listed and be assured of a powerhouse and stable performance under the hood of an operating system that offers unprecedented global software and hardware support.