There are many systems claiming to be the smallest laptop in the world. However, the top candidate has to be the Umid Mbook. Weighing just 366 grams, it measures 6 1 x 96.5 x 19.1 mm. It is powered by the 1.2GHz Intel Atom CPU with a 4.8 inch LCD screen. Some would argue that this isn’t a laptop but more like a handheld device. Below are other more “traditional” laptops.
ASUS EEE PC 1000H
This system weighs 3 lbs and has a 10 inch screen size. The ASUS EEE PC 1000H has a battery life of 5 hours. It runs on Windows XP. The computer has an Intel Atom CPU and integrated 1.3 MP webcam. The hard drive capacity is 160 GB. The unit runs on a six cell battery.
HP Mini 1000
The HP Mini 1000 has a screen size of 8.9” / 10.2” depending on the model. It weighs just 2.5 lbs and runs on Linux Ubuntu and Windows XP. It utilizes a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor. There is also a 1GB or 2GB option for the system.
Both 9 inch and 10 inch screen models are powered by a 3-cell battery. The Mini variant works with Windows XP. The hard drive options are the 8/16GB solid state solution and spinning 60GB drive.
While it may not be the smallest laptop in the world, the VAIO VGN-P588E is one of the most impressive. It sports an 8 inch screen size and weighs only 1.4 lbs. It runs on Windows Vista Home Premium. Its battery life is 2.5 hours.
Its resolution is 1600 x 768. Unlike other laptops, this computer uses a pointing stick instead of the touchpad to conserve room. Other features are a GPS, mobile broadband and Bluetooth.
Features to Look for
It’s easy to understand why size is so important. A bulky laptop can be a hassle to carry when you are mobile. The ideal system is one that has a generous screen size but is lightweight. Of course size is just one issue.
Make sure the system has sufficient power. The battery life is also important. What good is a high end system if it drains power quickly? Do not neglect this aspect.
Many people covet the smallest laptop in the world as much for practical as for stylish reasons. Due to the intense competition, many more products will fight to be bestowed this title.