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Summary

A 12.1-inch netbook with a large keyboard and touchpad compared to others, the MSI Wind12 U210 impresses with its performance.

The Eee PC 1101HA has an elegant seashell design, some interesting features, and unmatched battery life of close to 10 hours.

With a unique 11.6-inch screen, a comparatively large keyboard and touchpad, the stylish Aspire One 751h is the netbook to own.

The best performing 12-inch netbook, the Asus Eee PC 1201T is also the most inexpensive 12-inch netbook available in the market.

The Benq Joybook Lite U121 has a 11.6-inch form factor. That means a larger screen, keyboard compared to other 10-inch netbooks.

PCWorld Rating
82 Very Good
81 Very Good
80 Very Good
79 Good
78 Good
Price (Rs.)
23,999
25,990
22,500
21,490
22,900

Features & Specifications

Screen

12.1-inch glossy, 1366x768 res

11.6-inch glossy, 1366x768 res

11.6-inch glossy, 1366x768 resolution

12.1-inch glossy LED backlit, 1366x768 res

11.6-inch glossy, 1366x768 resolution

CPU

AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6-GHz

Intel Atom Z520 1.33-GHz

Intel Atom Z520 1.33-GHz

AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6-GHz

Intel Atom Z520 1.33-GHz

RAM

1GB DDR2

1GB DDR2

1GB DDR2

2GB DDR2

1GB DDR2

HDD

160GB 5400rpm

160GB

160GB

320GB

160GB

Graphics

ATI Radeon X1270

Onboard Intel GMA 500

Intel GMA 500

ATI Radeon HD 3200

Intel GMA 500

USB Ports

3

3

3

3

3

Gigabit Ethernet

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/draft-N

802.11 b/g

802.11 b/g

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b/g/draft-N

SSD

No

No

No

No

No

Multicard Reader

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Weight

1.39-kg

1.38-kg

1.38 kg

1.46-kg

1.4-kg

Battery

6-cell

6-cell

6-cell

6-cell

6-cell

OS

Windows XP SP3 Home Edition

Windows XP Home Edition SP3

Windows XP SP3 Home Edition

DOS + Splashtop

Windows XP SP3 Home Edition

Performance

WorldBench 6

39

25

29

54

27

Office 2003 (sec)

592

709

703 sec

410

677

Multitasking (sec)

813

1823

1889 sec

982

1770

Firefox (sec)

382

999

999 sec

526

981

Winzip (sec)

503

781

781 sec

527

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Battery Life (mins)

115

495

336 min

101

283

PC Mark 05

1949

1122

1057

2192

1194

3D Mark 06

317

89

83

1043

91

Linear Disk Read (Begin)

65.3 MB/s

63.5 MB/s

57 MB/s

77.6 MB/s

67.8 MB/s

Random Disk Read

53.8 MB/s

53.6 MB/s

46.5 MB/s

59.2 MB/s

55.4 MB/s

Disk Read Access

16 ms

18.5 ms

18.5 ms

17.65 ms

16.93 ms

HD 720p Playback

Superior

Fair

Fair

Superior

Fair