Looking for extra portability and mobility? That’s where mini laptops (netbooks) might just be what you need. Mini laptops are just what the name says – laptops that come in mini sizes: small, compact, ultra-portable laptops. Most mini laptops you’ll find today come with a 10.1″ display and occasionally, 11.6″ with about 512MB to 1GB of RAM.
Mini laptops weigh far less than regular notebooks and will have anywhere between 3 and 8 hours of battery life. If you are constantly on the go or in need of a mobile PC, then mini laptops are a perfect fit for you. There is a large selection of mini laptops and notebooks from top brands like Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus and many others at affordable prices.
Why Opt for a Mini Laptop?
The mini laptop can be just as powerful as the regular sized one. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider getting a mini laptop.
- Mini laptops are lightweight and easy to carry around. They can easily fit in a book bag, briefcase, or a handbag.
- Although a mini has the same features as a regular laptop, the price is considerably less; the reason for this is the size of the screen.
- A mini laptop comes with a lot more features and power than your average hand held device. A mini laptop can have up to 3 USB ports. They’re also equipped with Wi-Fi, fast and powerful processors with more memory.
- Mini laptop computers come with operating systems already installed. Therefore, they can run the many different and popular operating systems such as Linux, Ubuntu, Mac, as well as all popular Microsoft operating systems like Windows 7, 8 and 10.
Mini Laptop Prices in South Africa – HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, etc.
|Lenovo Thinkpad X120||4gb DDR3, 320gb HDD Mini Laptop||R$2,880 – R$3,168|
|Acer Travelmate||11.6″ Laptop- Intel Celeron Quad Core – 4GB Memory – 128GB SSD- Win 10||R$3,312 – R$4,392|
|Lenovo 110S-11IBR||11.6″-Intel Celeron N3060-2GB ONBOARD-NO HDD-Wins 10- (80WG003PUE)||R$3,358 – R$3,960|
|Acer Aspire||11.6″ Mini- Intel Celeron Dual Core- 128GB SSD- 4GB RAM- WINS 10 +MOUSE||R$3,528|
|Lenovo Thinkpad X120||12″ 2GB RAM – 320GB HDD – Mini Laptop||R$2,646 – R$3,060|
|Dell Inspiron||11 3000 – Convertible Series 2-in-1 PC-Intel Dual Core – 4GB RAM + 500GB ROM – Windows 10||R$5,526|
|HP Pavilion x360 13-u157cl||13.3″ – Core i5 7200U – Touchscreen – 8 GB RAM – 1 TB HDD – Win 10||R$11,520 – R$12,600|
|HP 250 G5||Intel Core i3 -4GB RAM – 500GB HDD – Windows 10||R$5,292|
|i-Life ZED Mini||10.1” – 2GB RAM -32GB SSD -Wins 10 – 1.6GHz||R$2,504 – R$2,864|
|Acer Aspire ES1||11.6″ – Intel Celeron N3150 – 2GB RAM – 500GB HDD – Win 10||R$3,545 – R$3,780|
|HP 15 Notebook||Touchsmart – Intel Core i3 -8GB RAM-1TB HDD-Wins 10||R$6,660|
|i-Life ZED Air Pro||Intel Quad Core 1.4Ghz-1.8Ghz – 2GB RAM + 32GB SSD – 12.5-Inch – Wins10||R$2,700|
|Lenovo IdeaPad 310S-14IKB||14 inch Notebook-Intel i5-7200U 4G 256G SSD R5 430M-2G||R$12,204 – R$12,600|
|Asus Transformer Book||Intel Atom – 2GB RAM – 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD – 10.1″ Touchscreen||R$4,536 – R$5,040|
|HP Envy 13||Intel Core i7 – 8GB – 256GB SSD – 13.3″ – Windows 10||R$17,532 – R$19,800|
|Innjoo LeapBook A100||Intel Atom X5 Quad Core – 2GB – 32GB EMMc – 14-Inch – Windows 10 Laptop||R$2,315 – R$3,132|
|Acer Aspire 11||Intel Celeron Quad Core – 2GB RAM 500HDD – 11.6″ – Windows 10||R$3,402 – R$3,492|
|Lenovo Ideapad 100S-11IBY||Intel Atom 2 GB Ram 32GB SSD – 11.6 Inch Screen Windows 10||R$3,456|
|HP Stream||11-11.6-Inch Notebook-Intel Celeron-2GB RAM-32GB SSD-Windows 10 Home 64- Bit||R$3,780 – R$4,320|
|Asus Transformer Book||10.1-Inch Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop – T100TA-C1-GR||R$4,968 – R$6,048|
|HP Pavilion 11 x360 PC||Intel Pentium – 4GB RAM – 500GB HDD||R$7,920 – R$8,280|
|Acer Aspire 11||2GB – 500GB HDD – Intel Celeron Dual Core – Windows 10 Home||R$3,492|
|Acer Aspire V5-123||11.6” Netbook – AMD E1-2100 dual-core – 2GB DDR3L – 500GB – 11.6” HD display (1366 x 768) – AMD Radeon™ HD 8210 graphics||R$2,411|
|Lenovo IdeaPad S210||11.6” – Intel dual core 1037U, 2GB DDR3 (Max 8GB), 500GB, 11.6” HD Display, Windows 8||R$2,159|
|ASUS X200MA-KX224D Ultraportable Notebook||Intel N2830 Dual Core 2.16GHz – 2.41GHz (Turbo), 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 11.6 Inch Display, Windows 8||R$2,682|
|Acer Packard Bell EasyNote||Intel N2806 Dual Core 1.60GHz – 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 10.1 inch Display, WIN 8||R$2,340|
Guide to Choosing a Mini Laptop in South Africa
Here are some things you might want to consider when choosing a laptop:
Know your total price range
Mini laptops are affordable, but the extras kill. The cases, the backup hard drives, the screen protectors, even the warranties all are included in the final price. Just take into account the warranties when buying one.
What specifications should you look out for?
8.9 inch screens or larger offer a balance between usability and portability. Get a 6 cell battery. Try out the keypad first, and see if you’re comfortable with it. Also check the software that comes pre-installed. Shop around, list all the prices you find and compare them.
Get more help
Get as much information and tips as you can before purchasing any netbook. Read the reviews online. Find the top 5 customer rated and go from there. By reading the reviews, you get the inside scoop on which ones actually work and why.
How are you going online?
What good is a mini laptop without the internet? Unless you live where you have access to free wireless, you need a hot spot to get internet access.
Things You’ll like about Mini Laptops
- They are flexible, sensible, powerful, light weight, cheap in price and durable.
- Perfect for swift and easy computing; it provides the best solutions for students to take the notes in schools and colleges.
- It helps you in meeting targets within deadline.
- It does not need a huge or classy bag to be carried. They can be kept in pocket sized messenger bags.
Things You Might Not Like About Mini Laptops
- Smaller screen size.
- No CD drive.
- Hardware speed is an issue.
- No music, entertainment system.
- Less storage capacity.
- Small-sized keyboards.