Netbook Specs

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See: Wikipedia Comparison of Netbook Specs for a frequently updated listing of current netbooks.
Good comparison

Hewlett-Packard 2140 mini-note

by Jeff McCrea; HP sales representative-4-29-09

Quote available from **[[|]]................1-800-277-8988 ext 7713626

HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC--Energy Star label
Vista Business with XP downgrade factory loaded - (6) OS options available
all anodized aluminum case

Intel Atom N270 processor (1.6 Ghz)
Intel 945GSE express chipset
Intel GMA 950 graphics
1 GB RAM, 800MHz DDR2
160GB Hard drive w/ HP 3D Driveguard
Ports---(2) USB 2.0 (one powered), RJ-45, headphone, microphone, AC adapter, SD flash media reader
Expansion Slot- (1) Expresscard/54 slot for WWAN connectivity
10/100/1000 LAN--Gigabit ethernet to desktop
802.11 a/b/g/draft n
Bluetooth 2.0
integrated stereo speakers
battery LED
6 cell Li-Ion battery (55WHr)---up to 8 hours, 30 minutes
10.1 diagonal display (16:9) HP Illumi-lite LED SD (1024x576) scratch resistant
Kensington Lock slot
92% full sized Qwerty keyboard w/ HP DuraKeys
Touchpad w/ scroll zone w/ (2) soft touch buttons
VGA Camera
2.6 lbs
1-1-0 warranty included
3-3-0 warranty - no accidental damage protection
3-3-0 warranty with Accidental Damage
factory imaging, asset tagging, and CompuTrace available.
Docking Station available


article on ASUS HE1000
Specifications as evaluated by MSAD52 from NSI
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home
Display 10” LED Backlight WSVGA screen (1024x600)
Intel CPU & Chipset Intel® Atom N270/ N280
Memory 1GB (DDR2)
Wireless Data Network 802.11 b/g/n
10GB Eee Storage
Camera 1.3M Pixel
Audio - Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Stereo speaker
Digital Array Mic
Storage Cards MMC, SD(SDHC)
Input / Output:
VGA x 1 (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
USB 2.0 x 3
LAN RJ-45 x 1
Audio Jack x 2 (Head phone / Mic-in)
8300 mAH 6-Cell Li-ion Battery - 9.5 hrs*
Dimensions 266mm(W) x 191.2mm(D) x 28.5mm~

Service - dedicated service rep - in-state depot with possible pick-up / delivery
extended warranty +2years

Asus Commitments...

All laptops under warranty will be serviced with Overnight freight covered by Asus to and from Asus. Lead time on repairs should be 3 days or less. A machine shipped out broken on a Monday should be back at the school usually on Wednesday.

Batteries for machines will be made available for a minimum of 3 years.
Price on the Batteries will be constant throughout with commitment from Asus.

Parts for repairs will be made available for 3 years from the time of
discontinuing of that model. The current model is supposed to be around
for a year which means we will be able supply parts for what should be 4

We will be able to provide repairs for units out of warranty at a
reduced rate. Repair stations will be setup within the state of Maine
for quick turnaround.

Reduced pricing will be made available exclusively for Maine school
systems. This will be done using the total purchased by all
participating Maine schools to achieve volume discounts and rebates.

3 year warranties are available.

Members of the Asus management team are willing to fly out to Maine and
meet with your group. They would do this to create a better partnership
and get a better understanding of the project.

Lenovo IdeaPad

Specifications as evaluated by MSAD52 from GovConnection
XP Home
Atom N270 1.60GHz
6-cell / 10.1"
Standard 1-Year Depot Warranty Upgrade to 3-Year


Information added by John Rouse Lenovo
Lenovo will be introducing a new netbook with larger keyboard and screen ready for delivery in mid July it is better suited for high school students. We also also partnering with Microsoft to provide netbooks with 15 different cloud computing applications. We are currently running these apps on our S10 netbooks flawlessly. We also can provide a netbook solution with 4 year warranty and end to end coverage for the 4 year period.

Information on S12 12" Netbook
From John Rouse Lenovo
Here is our anouce on the S12 12" Netbook which Lenovo annouced on the May 25th I will be posting further specs shortley. I feel this size is ideal as it has a full size notebook keyboard and better screen resolution than all other Netbooks on the market today

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – May 25, 2009: Lenovo today announced the IdeaPad S12, the company’s first 12-inch netbook. The new netbook takes the best in connectivity, style and entertainment features in Lenovo’s other netbooks and brings users the next level in netbook computing with improved usability and performance. These enhancements include a 12.1-inch screen, a 100 percent full-size keyboard and new graphics options with the NVIDIA ION™ platform.
“We’ve heard from consumers loud and clear about the need for affordable and extremely portable computing devices, and we’ve responded by introducing our third netbook with a completely new form factor, making mini-computing more usable and redefining value in today’s market,” said Dion Weisler, vice president, Business Operations, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. “We are pioneering new territory in the developing netbook arena by being the first vendor to give customers high quality video and entertainment capabilities in a netbook with optional NVIDIA ION graphics.”
Elevating Power and Performance
Whether it’s looking at photos, playing music, emailing or cruising online, consumers want smaller and more portable PCs. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook is raising the bar for higher levels of netbook computing with choices of the Intel Atom processor with Intel integrated graphics or the Intel Atom processor with NVIDIA ION graphics. Also, for the first time on a netbook with NVIDIA’s ION graphics platform, users will be able to enjoy brilliant 1080p high definition video with silky smooth playback.
“NVIDIA ION graphics help deliver the same features found in premium PCs at lower price points and new form factors,” said Rene Haas, general manager, Notebook GPUs, NVIDIA. “With enhanced graphics, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook is perfect for watching movies, playing popular games like Spore, flipping through vacation pictures or enhancing family videos.”
The IdeaPad S12 netbook offers plenty of up and running time with up to six hours of battery life to support the mobile demands of netbook users1. Because netbook users need to stay connected wirelessly, the netbook comes with WiFi connectivity and ready for 3G with an ExpressCard slot to enable connectivity2. To hold the photos, music and videos users keep on their netbooks, the IdeaPad S12 netbook offers ample hard drive storage and memory with up to 160 GB of storage and 1 GB of memory. For peace of mind in case data becomes corrupted, Lenovo’s OneKey™ Rescue System can help recover user data or device settings.
Loaded with Style and Entertainment
In addition to the netbook’s sleek and sophisticated ring pattern design in black or white, users can make the netbook their one-stop entertainment device, starting from the moment they turn it on. Lenovo’s expanded VeriFace facial recognition technology makes logging in a snap by recognizing the user’s face. If users want “on demand” functionality, they can go into the Lenovo Quick Start environment and check email, browse the Internet and more without waiting for the full operating system to boot. They can also don any set of headphones and enjoy surround sound audio with Dolby Headphone technology. If opting to watch video on an external monitor, they can easily connect through the netbook’s VGA port or HDMI port on select models. They can also choose among several multimedia formats to upload through the 4-in-1 multicard reader.
An Improved Computing Experience
Lenovo designed the IdeaPad S12 netbook for consumers looking for a super thin, portable and affordable device that offered a familiar, computing experience. Lenovo enlarged the netbook’s WXGA screen from 10.1 inches to 12.1 inches for better viewing and made the keyboard 100 percent the size of a full-size laptop to make typing easier and less cramped. And when it comes to portability, by measuring less than an inch thick4, the netbook leads the industry for thinness compared to other 12-inch netbooks. The lightweight IdeaPad S12 netbook weighs in at just three pounds5.

Comparison between two Lenovo Models (PU and NU:)

10” Wind Laptop

Specifications from ByteSpeed®
from Higgins Office Supply via Seneca Data -

10" WSVGA 1024x600 TFT Display
Intel® GM945GSE / ICH7-M Chipset
Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics
Integrated 4-in-1 Card Reader
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Intel® Atom N270 Processor
1.6GHz Clock Speed
533MHz Front Side Bus
512k L2Cache
1.3 Mega-pixel Web Cam
Internal Speakers
2 GB DDR2-667MHz SODIMM Memory
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Built-in Wireless 802.11B/G Wi-Fi
Lithium Ion 6 Cell Battery
Microsoft® Windows® XP PRO
Interface Connections:
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
3x USB 2.0 Ports
VGA Input
10/100 Ethernet
XP Pro
3 year warranty - 1 year battery
Lifetime technical support
free shipping

Acer Aspire One

SAD17 (Oxford Hills)
Here are the specs from our quote:
Acer AOD250-UMAC Aspire One 10.1" LCD, Intel
Atom N270 (1.60Ghz CPU, 512Kb L2 Cache, 533Mhz
FSB), 160Gb HDD, 1Gb PC2-4200 (DDR2-533) RAM,
802.11b/g, Webcam, CrystalBrite Display, 6-Cell LI-ION
Battery, Linux Bootable OS, Sapphire Blue. Standard
1-Year Limited Warranty
Again, we are planning on getting about 1100 for students, plus 300 spares. Standard one year warranty. We have also built into our planning a few hundred batteries and power adapters per year for four years. Interestingly, it seems that batteries and power adapters have also dropped in cost when ordering netbooks in quantity: $58 per battery and $19 for the adapter. We would likely put Ubuntu on 'em.

Rocker switch doesn't work in the middle. (Same as MSI Wind)

Here are some random notes of interest regarding our second choice:
- The Acer . It does not seem to be as aggressive as Asus unless I'm reading it wrong.
- Acer is willing to include batteries under the warranty. Therefore a 3yr warranty would cover the batteries the entire time.
- Acer can build a BTO unit with No OS and with Wireless N built in.

EarthWalk E10V – 10” Netbook**

Display 10.1” WXGA
Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor
Intel 945GSE Express chipset
120 GB HD
Gen3.5 GFX Core graphics
802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet integrated 10/100/1000
Two 1.5w Speakers
Ports – 3 USB 2.0, 1 RJ-45, 1 Headphone, 1 Microphone, 1 DC, 1 3 in 1 card reader
15-pin for external monitor
6-cell lithium-ion
Windows XP or Linux
Includes AC adapters
Includes 3 year Warranty