Best netbooks of 2011

HP Mini 210-1199DX CNET rating: 3.5 stars out

HP Mini 210-1199DX

CNET rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 (Very Good)

The good: Slick design; excellent keyboard and touch pad.

The bad: More expensive than comparable Netbooks; bulky battery.

The cost: $328.00

The bottom line: It has one of the best keyboard and touch pad combos we've seen on a 10-inch Netbook, but HP's pink-hued Mini 210 is still a little pricey for what you get.

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Whether you call them Netbooks, mini-laptops, or sub-notebooks, these small, low-cost, low-power systems are the hottest thing to hit laptops since the touchpad. We suggest at a minimum, an Intel Atom N450 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB or larger hard drive, and Windows 7 Starter Edition, with Bluetooth as a preferred option for tethering a smart phone for mobile broadband access. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission

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