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Default Smallest Netbook - 07-02-2010, 10:18 AM

This question isn't brand-specific (any one will do), but out of curiosity, what are some of the tinier netbooks out there?
What are the dimensions on the mini 9 (not the screen - the actual case itself)?

Reason I ask is because I'm in the market for single board computers running windows-type stuff, and netbooks are an interesting alternative.....depending on how miniscule of a model I can find.

I don't really care about the keyboard or LCD size so much. I consider those as "cute little bonus conveniences" anything will do.

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Default 07-02-2010, 10:39 AM

The Mini 9 is small, but there are smaller ones. Heck, there's the original Asus Eee 701 with a 7" screen, that makes the Mini 9 look huge by comparison. There have also been some even smaller models with unusable (in my opinion) keyboards, but they are severely compromised in many ways.

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Default 07-02-2010, 01:06 PM

I have both a Mini 9 and Asus 701. The Asus is considerably smaller and was actually the first true "netbook" when it was introduced in '08. I don't know if they are officially still available new although you can still find them for sale if you search around.
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Default 07-02-2010, 01:09 PM

Like holmes stated, the Mini 9 isn't the smallest. But it's small, has reasonably modern specs, and is easy/cheap to upgrade/fix (except for the expensive SSD). It's popularity also helps. Being popular means that spare parts are available, and for any problem, someone else has probably found the answer already.

As for the size, Google "mini 9 dimensions".

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Default 07-07-2010, 07:24 AM

If price is absolutely no concern, there's always the Sony P Series.

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Default 08-11-2010, 04:00 PM

Originally Posted by TobyRhino View Post
If price is absolutely no concern, there's always the Sony P Series.

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Well put, but that is one expensive piece of hardware. For a little over $300, I was able to build a mini 1012 with very similar specs - Higher in some regards and slightly lower in others. Granted my machine is sliglhtly bigger and slightly heavier, but it seems like a slight price to pay for saving over $500.

I would love to see a small machine like the sony with relatively high specs, that sold in the $300-$400 range. If it can be done with tablets, I don't understand why it can't be done with a netbook.
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Default 08-22-2010, 01:48 AM

Like some of the other members said, the ASUS 701 is pretty small and right now there's a great deal for the 701SD with a 7" screen. Refurb ASUS Eee PC Celeron 630MHz 7" Netbook for $100 + $11 s&h, more - And heck, it's only $100 so why not? The proc is kinda weak though...

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Default 08-24-2010, 03:23 PM

No-one's really made a small netbook since the first wave of them back in 2007/8. Since then they've always gotten bigger but seem to have halted at 10/11 inches.

Sadly this means the smaller ones have older and slower tech in them.

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