Apple iPad vs Netbooks: Group test

Apple iPad vs Netbooks: Group test

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  • 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
    £530
    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
    £800
    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
    £330
    Love: Battery life. Comfy keyboard. Affordable
    Hate: Low-res screen.
    Read the full review I Link: MSI

    Best: Multimedia
    Toshiba Satellite T110-12U
    £430
    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
    £550
    Love: Dual-core processor. Great keyboard and bright, hi-res screen.
    Hate: Stunted battery life. Uninspiring looks.
    Read the full review I Link: Lenovo

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