About Mini Laptops

Minilaptops are smaller, lighter laptops, also known as ultraportable or subnotebook. They can run full operating systems. According to Wikipedia, minilaptops are a separate category from netbooks, which are lower cost, simpler notebooks which have a slimmed down operating systems that allow for the basics but don’t have full capabilities. However netbooks like the ASUS Eee are blurring the distinction and are offering full features inside their small ultra-portable size. This website will use the terms interchangeably.

In recent years ultraportable notebooks have become increasingly popular. Their small size and affordability, as well as the spread of cloud computing (Internet-based applications), have made these laptops formidable competitors to their larger siblings.

One company, Psion, is trying to claim a trademark on the name. If this goes through, many companies and bloggers will have to change the word they use. Although we’ll have to see if they will be successful. Further details at jkOnTheRun.

Popular Mini Laptops
Some popular lines of minilaptops (not an exhaustive list): ASUS Eee PC, Acer Aspire, Dell Inspiron Mini, HP Mini-Note PC, Levono IdeaPad, and the Intel Atom. I personally have a great fondness toward the Dell 700m, a compact laptop with a breathtaking 12.1 inch screen. Although there was a minor design flaw with the audio cables, it is a nice, small, reliable laptop. I’m using it to write this page after taking it with me across half the globe.

New Mini Laptop will offer information on new minilaptops, netbooks, ultraportable laptops, and subnotebooks. We’ll cover product news, offer reviews, and offer places to buy these mobile powerhouses. We’ll also serve as an open forum for users. If you have any questions, suggestions, or new topics to discuss, please post a comment or contact newminilaptop.com.