Top 5 Thin and Light Notebooks

By: Gary Hendricks

If you look at the computer notebook market, you'll realize thata lot has changed. Most new notebooks these days are dominatedby the Intel Pentium M processor. This CPU allows notebooks tobe designed thin and light due to its low power and highperformance.

If you're a wireless network fan, you'll also realize that mostnotebooks have wireless network support by default. Many laptopsalso have a much wider screen to allow enjoyment of multimediaand games.

Here's a personal scoop of the top 5 thin and light notebooksout in the market right now.

Toshiba Satellite M45-S3511

Powered by an Intel Pentium M 740 (1.73 GHz) processor and 512MB of RAM, the Toshiba Satellite M45-S3511 is well suited forboth home and office use. It also comes with a widescreendisplay, a speedy 8x DVD+/-RW burner and a huge 100 GB harddrive. A very nice notebook that is highly recommended.

Gateway M460XL

The Gateway M460XL is powered by an Intel Pentium M 750 (1.8GHz) processor and 512 MB of RAM. The battery is verylong-lasting and there's also a modular bay for adding an extrahard drive, a floppy drive, a CD-RW or DVD drive. You also get a8x DVD+/-RW burner and a 80 GB hard drive.

Sony VAIO T240P/L

The Sony VAIO T240P/L notebook comes with an Intel Pentium M 1.2GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and an Intel 855GME graphics core. Itslong battery life will help keep you working for hours. There'sa big 60 GB hard drive, but only a CD-ROM / DVD-ROM combo driveand a small 10.6 inch screen. Despite these shortcomings,however, you get a top quality brand name notebook that looksslim and sexy to boot.

Asus V6V

The Asus V6V laptop features a fast Intel Pentium M 1.86 GHzprocessor, 512 MB of RAM and an ATI Mobility Radeon X600graphics processor. This makes it great for high performancegraphics and games, especially with the included 4x DVD+/-Rburner and a 60 GB hard drive.

HP Compaq nc4010

The HP Compaq nc4010 notebook comes with an Intel Pentium M 725(1.6 GHz) processor, 512 MB of RAM and an ATI RADEON IGP 350Mgraphics processor. The downsides of this laptop are the small12.1 inch viewable screen size, the lack of an optical drive asmall 40 GB hard disk. However, its price is hard to beat andone of the lowest in this list.

Conclusion

Whew! That's a whole lot of notebooks for you to look at. Try tokeep the above thin and light notebooks in mind when you're outshopping for one. Compare other models you find against these tohelp you make a better purchase decision. Good luck

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