Are Netbooks On Your Company's Shopping List? - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
11/25/2008
06:55 PM
Fredric Paul
Fredric Paul
Commentary
50%
50%

Are Netbooks On Your Company's Shopping List?

If your company occasionally sends workers out of the office, you might want to consider a having a "loaner" Netbook available to keep them productive without weighing them down. Especially since holiday sales are pushing prices down below $300 on Black Friday.

If your company occasionally sends workers out of the office, you might want to consider a having a "loaner" Netbook available to keep them productive without weighing them down. Especially since holiday sales are pushing prices down below $300 on Black Friday.Most people don't want to do all their computing on a tiny, low-powered Netbook. But most people don't want to lug a full-size laptop everywhere they go, either. And most companies don't want to buy expensive laptops for every employee who occasionally leaves the office.

Netbooks are the answer, and right now there's a slew of Black Friday-style sales that are making full-featured Netbooks available for around $300. While most companies don't like to buy retail, these deals might be a good time to make an exception. Picking up one or two of these babies as "loaner" units for workers who travel seems like a no brainer.

bMighty's Value Gift Guide recommends the Samsung NC10 for its excellent keyboard, and it's a great unit. But if you're shopping the bargain basement, Dell's selling the Linux version of its Mini 9 for $299 on Black Friday. And Staples offers the Windows XP version of the Acer Aspire One for $349.

If you want to keep looking, try this preconfigured Google search created by Mike Elgan.

Of course, you could hold out and wait for the rumored $200 Asus eeePC next year, but sometimes a Netbook in the hand is worth more than a cheaper one in the bush. Or something like that.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
News
How to Create a Successful AI Program
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  10/14/2020
News
Think Like a Chief Innovation Officer and Get Work Done
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  10/13/2020
Slideshows
10 Trends Accelerating Edge Computing
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  10/8/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Video
Current Issue
[Special Report] Edge Computing: An IT Platform for the New Enterprise
Edge computing is poised to make a major splash within the next generation of corporate IT architectures. Here's what you need to know!
Slideshows
Flash Poll