Why a mini laptop?

There is an apparent trend towards small laptops. I think there is a number of reasons for this trend.


My main requirements for a mini laptop is;


We are at the beginning of this trend but there are some alternatives to choose from. Available now or in a short time frame.

  1. Lenovo IdeaPad S10. Released in october.
  2. MSI Wind (TechWorld Review)
  3. Acer Aspire One (Review by Laptop Magasine, TechWorld Review)
  4. Asus EEE the original (TechWorld Review, OBSD on 900)
  5. Dell Mini Inspiron - official in august 2008
  6. Via OpenBook Sony variant
  7. HP mini note (review, HP till Sverige, OBSD on 2133).
  8. Lenovo Thinkpad X200 (Laptop review, X200 at amazon).

Final choice (i thought)

Asus EEEPC 1000H may wery well be it. Great keyboard and support for OpenBSD.

Which seems to be working in OpenBSD ...

Final Choice - MSI Wind U100

See OpenBSDOnMSIWind for reasons behind my choice and experiences by installing OpenBSD on it.