Top 5 2nd Generation Intel Atom Netbooks Under Rs. 20,000

Almost everyone needs to be connected on the move these days and sometimes smartphones just don’t cut it. For basic uses like browsing and mails, you don’t really require a beast of a laptop and for executives who mainly need it for keeping in touch and perhaps watching a movie on the move, netbooks are the perfect choice. Similarly, even students will find that netbooks or used computers are a good alternative when compared to a more powerful and expensive laptop. The differences between a laptop, ultrabook and netbook are mainly in the areas of power, portability, price and battery life. Of the lot, netbooks offer the best battery life and can stretch upto 10 hours or more plus they’re the most portable. So if those sound like things you’re looking for, here’s the 5 best 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks!

The 5 best 2nd Generation Intel Atom netbooks:

Asus Eee PC 1015CX-BLK024W

Top 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks - Asus Eee PC 1015CX

First up is the Asus Eee PC, one of the most popular netbook ranges around the world. Combining a dual core 2nd generation Intel Atom processor like the others on the list, a good looking body and excellent battery life, the Asus Eee PC has a lot going for it, although the fact that it includes Asus’ proprietary OS called Express Gate Cloud might deter some. It’s a simple OS that can do basic things like browse the internet and output multimedia, but you’re better off with Linux or Windows. It’s also the cheapest among the 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks mentioned here, so you can’t really go wrong with it!

  • Processor – Intel Atom Dual Core N2600 (1.6 GHz)
  • RAM – 2 GB DDR3
  • HDD – 320 GB
  • Graphics – Intel GMA 3600 (Integrated)
  • Camera – 0.3 Megapixel
  • Operating System – Asus ExpressGate Cloud
  • Screen size and resolution – 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 px
  • Battery life – 11 hours
  • Price – Rs. 15,105

Acer OD 270-268BB Aspire One

Top 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks - Acer Aspire One AOD 270-268BB

The Acer Aspire One has pretty much the same specs as it’s competitiors, but comes in a very good looking aquamarine color for those who like a different looking netbook and is the cheapest one with Windows 7 Starter preinstalled. It’s light, good looking and offers a full size keyboard, so basically it can do all the things you expect from a netbook, battery life is pretty good too!

  • Processor – Intel Atom Dual Core N2600 (1.6 GHz)
  • RAM – 2 GB DDR3
  • HDD – 320 GB
  • Graphics – Intel GMA 3600 (Integrated)
  • Camera – 0.3 Megapixel
  • Operating System – Windows 7 Starter
  • Screen size and resolution – 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 px
  • Battery life – 8 hours
  • Price – Rs. 17,200

HP Mini 110-4108TU

Top 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks - HP Mini 110-4108TU - 2

The HP Mini combines HP’s now trademark glossy black finish along with the standard netbook specs. What differentiates it from the other 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks on our list is the inclusion of Beats Audio and very good speakers, so if you’re a music lover this should be your choice. There’s no OS included here, but another distinguishing feature is the matte finished screen which is great for viewing in sunlight and it’s also anti glare. Overall, a good buy.

  • Processor – Intel Atom Dual Core N2600 (1.6 GHz)
  • RAM – 2 GB DDR3
  • HDD – 320 GB
  • Graphics – Intel GMA 3600 (Integrated)
  • Camera – 0.3 Megapixel
  • Operating System – Free DOS
  • Screen size and resolution – 10.1 inch anti glare matte finished, 1024 x 600 px
  • Battery life – 10 hours
  • Price – Rs. 17,490

Lenovo Ideapad S110 (59-328519)

Top 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks - Lenovo IdeaPad S110

The Lenovo Ideapad S110 is the lightest offering here, and offers the same specs as the competition. It’s also the simplest looking among the lot and if you’re not into very flashy looking devices, this one’s for you. It is slightly expensive considering there’s no OS and the specs are pretty much the same as the others on this list, but it’s also the lightest at just a shade above 1 kg and offers decent battery life as well.

  • Processor – Intel Atom Dual Core N2600 (1.6 GHz)
  • RAM – 2 GB DDR3
  • HDD – 320 GB
  • Graphics – Intel GMA 3600 (Integrated)
  • Camera – 0.3 Megapixel
  • Operating System – Free DOS
  • Screen size and resolution – 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 px
  • Battery life – 8 hours
  • Price – Rs. 17,530

Asus Eee PC 1225C-SIV014W

Top 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks - Asus Eee PC 1225C - 2

There aren’t all that many choices for netbooks, and Asus Eee PC is our pick for one of the best 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks because of a couple of reasons. Yes it’s the most expensive on this list, but it’s also got the best specs. It has the biggest screen here, a more advanced processor and integrated GPU combo, the largest HDD as well as 1 USB 3.0 port. All this, and it’s still extremely thin at 28.9 mm and under Rs. 20,000. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768, so you can actually install Windows 8 since that’s the minimum resolution required. It comes with Asus ExpressGate Cloud as the OS out of the box though, so that’s all you might want to change.

  • Processor – Intel Atom Dual Core N2800 (1.86 GHz)
  • RAM – 2 GB DDR3
  • HDD – 500 GB
  • Graphics – Intel GMA 3650 (Integrated)
  • Camera – 0.3 Megapixel
  • Operating System – Asus ExpressGate Cloud
  • Screen size and resolution – 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 px
  • Battery life – 9 hours
  • Price – Rs. 19,890

Those were our picks for the best 2nd generation Intel Atom netbooks, please drop us a line and let us know what you thought of it and if you have any questions, ask away!

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