If you’ve looked at the new mini laptop in a store or watched a friend use one, chances are you’re dreaming of purchasing one for yourself. Before you ditch your current laptop and throw out a few hundred dollars or more, make sure it is a sound investment that is going to really add something valuable to your life.
The benefits of owning a mini version of the laptop center on its size. It will be a lot lighter to carry around, will fit more compactly into a bag or case, and is more discreet so everyone doesn’t have to necessarily know what you have with you.
Actually using the computer can also be more comfortable if you regularly use it at different points of your day or in different locations.
While this may be a great purchase for one person, it might not actually be worth the current expense for others. It really depends on your expectations and what you intend to use it for.
First of all, how often do you plan to use it for actual typing? Some of the minis currently on the market have a pretty decent keyboard that will be comfortable for most people, especially if you are used to texting on a much smaller device. However, others have keyboard designs that are less than ideal for tapping out longer messages or texts.
The second question is how often you will be using your laptop for internet access. If you will be using it for email or browsing the web you will need a decent processing speed to make it worth the expense. If you choose wrong in this area you will spend more of your time waiting for pages to load than actually browsing.
The next consideration is whether you need Bluetooth capability or can do without. Without this compatibility you will only be able to access the internet when you are near a wifi network. For more remote access anytime and anywhere you happen to be, Bluetooth is necessary.
If you are already looking to purchase a new laptop and want something more compact and lightweight this could very well be a great purchase. Just make sure that you pay attention to what it is capable of doing and that it will process fast enough for your uses. If you already have a laptop, it may not be worth the expense of trading it in for a mini right now.
As always with electronics, you will likely find the best deals online but make sure to go into a store and play with display models before make a final purchase. This will ensure you are familiar with the style of mini laptop you select and that it will be comfortable for typing and all of your other intended uses. This is especially important if you haven’t used a mini before or are less familiar with laptops in general.