But they don’t need to, and you can actually find netbooks out there with a look you’ll actually like. And that’s important with a netbook. Why? Because when you own a netbook personal computer, you will likely be using it in public, whether on the train, or at the airport, or at Starbucks. Yep, when it comes to netbooks, appearance matters.
Here are three top-rated netbooks with style.
- Gateway LT2030u
Think metallic red. Yep, the styling of this netbook will make an impression. Weighing less than 3 pounds, this netbook comes with Windows 7 pre-installed and features a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display. Other stats: up to 7 hours of battery life, a 250 GB hard drive, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, three USB ports, and a 5-in-1 memory card reader.
- Lenovo S10-2
Is pink for you? If it is, then how about a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 netbook, which weighs less then three pounds and includes a multi-touch touchpad, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and optimized audio output for headphones, an Intel N270 Atom Processor, and a 160 GB hard drive.
- ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA
Here’s the marketing schtick from ASUS: “Flawlessly smooth, the Eee PC 1005HA Seashell draws its inspiration from the curvature of an ocean seashell.” Which gets things just about right. This doesn’t have bright colors, but it does have a decidedly slick look—as well as 8.5 hours of batterly life, a 250 GB hard drive, and a webcam.