Picking the right Netbook

Our fellow bloggers over at Switched have put together an overview of some of the most popular Netbooks on the market, along with some great tips on how to pick the right one.

In their lineup, you’ll find machines like the Dell Inspiron Mini and the recently released Sony Vaio P.

Of course, if you are not entirely sure what a Netbook is, check out this article which appeared here on Gadling last year, and describes what you can (and can’t) expect from these new compact computers.

Bottom line is – the Netbook is here to stay, and if you are in the market for a smaller and lighter computer for on your trips, then I highly recommend checking out their overview.

Picking the right Netbook used to be easy, when the market only had 2 or 3 machines to offer, but with a new version appearing once a week, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the right machine to meet your needs.

To make things even more complicated, some of the mobile operators are also starting to offer at least one Netbook in their lineup, selling it complete with built in 3G access. When you commit to a 2 year contract, you can often get yourself a decent machine for under $100 (plus about $60 a month for the 3G service).