Apple iPad vs Netbooks: Group test

Image 1 of 5 Lenovo Thinkpad X100E
Lenovo Thinkpad X100E
Image 2 of 5 Apple iPad WiFi 3G 16GB
Apple iPad WiFi +3G 16GB
Image 3 of 5 Toshiba Satellite T110 12U
Toshiba Satellite T110-12U
Image 4 of 5 MSI Wind U160
MSI Wind U160
Image 5 of 5 Sony Vaio VPC P11
Sony Vaio VPC-P11

Computers for commuters as old-school takes on new

You might be able to send emails and view the odd work-related PDF on your smartphone, but to be really productive when travelling – or watch a fi lm at a decent size, come to that – you need a portable computer and from netbooks to tablets, there’s now a tonne of options. Which is the best? Read on…

Best: Web Browsing
Apple iPad WiFi + 3G 16GB
Love: Portable. Excellent battery and screen.
Hate: No multitasking. Virtual keyboard not great for long documents
Read the full review I Link: Apple

Best: Style
Sony Vaio VPC-P11
Love: Incredibly compact. Very cute design.
Hate: Poor basic specs and battery. Mad price.
Read the full review I Link: Sony

Best: Battery life
MSI Wind U160
Love: Battery life. Comfy keyboard. Affordable
Hate: Low-res screen.
Read the full review I Link: MSI

Best: Multimedia
Toshiba Satellite T110-12U
Love: Good battery. HDMI. Spacious keyboard. Reasonable price.
Hate: Bulkier and heavier than its rivals.
Read the full review I Link: Toshiba

Best: Processing power
Lenovo Thinkpad X100E
Love: Dual-core processor. Great keyboard and bright, hi-res screen.
Hate: Stunted battery life. Uninspiring looks.
Read the full review I Link: Lenovo