The best £400+ mini laptops are top of the range Asus Eee PCs such as the sophisticatedly styled Eee PC S101 and if you really splash out, the Sony VAIO P Series ‘Lifestyle PC’ – a truly magnificent mini laptop.
The Eee PC S101 for starters is based upon the original 10 inch netbook from Asus, the Eee PC 1000. However, it’s external chassis has been thinned out and tapered edges added. It’s finished with a grained effect on the keyboard tray and comes with a silver rim. Apart from that there’s very little difference – except it comes with a 4-cell battery, not 6 like the more standard Eee PC models which cuts the battery life. Prices start at around £400-£450 with an RRP of £449.
The Sony mini laptop, the VAIO P Series is just amazing. Weighing less than 640g, features a high resolution 8 inch widescreen, Windows Vista or XP, at least 60GB storage and yet is no larger than an office envelope. Sony have however attached a rather hefty pricetag to it’s new VAIO laptop – it starts at £849.
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