Download the authoritative guide: Cloud Computing 2019: Using the Cloud for Competitive AdvantageWhen you think of a netbook, you think of a slightly cramped keyboard and a 10.1-inch screen. But the MSI Wind12 U230 has a full-sized keyboard -- it even has real Home, End, PgUp, and PgDn keys instead of piggybacking them on the cursor arrows -- and a relatively spacious 12.1-inch display. The word "netbook" almost guarantees a single-core Intel Atom CPU and skimpy 1GB of memory. The Wind12 has a dual-core AMD processor and 2GB.
Too, when you think of a netbook you think of a price between $300 and $400, though a few models do climb into the four hundreds. The MSI costs $480 at Newegg.com, which is more than a netbook but less than the $500 to $600 we expect for more-than-a-netbook ultraportables such as the Gateway EC14 series we reviewed in December. So as you can see, we're torn.
A Netbook That Thinks It's a Laptop PC