Cheap & light laptops are great for web browsing, e-mails & light office work. This is also a great tool for small publishers who have to move around a lot & yet keep publishing frequently.
Many of the new makers of low cost light & efficient laptops are using Intel’s Atom Processors & Solid State Hard Drives.
These small new laptops have a much better battery life as well as short booting times .
ASUS had much success selling the EEE PC since its launch in October 2007. With prices ranging from USD 399 to USD 550, this tiny laptop with a solid state hard drive sold over a million units within the 10 months.
While on a trip to Calcutta, India, I saw ASUS sold in roadshows & kiosks and the crowd interested in this tiny laptop (more popularly called netbook ) seemed to be school goers who spend a lot of their time messaging friends, browsing the internet & chatting.