Take a tour of the history of Netbook design, from the original 7-inch Asus Eee PC to today.
Dell Latitude 2120
The Dell Latitude 2120 packs a standard set of Netbook components into a rugged body with an unusual rubberized finish. It's not the most striking Netbook ever, but it's one of the only examples we've seen so far in 2011. [May 2011]
From top to bottom, the Mini 5103 feels like a premium product, strong and sleek but a bit on the thick side. A brushed-aluminum back lid and solid, smooth-opening hinge feel like fine furniture compared with the rest of the Netbook landscape. [October 2010]
With its interesting curves and a funky touch pad, the Lifebook MH380 is a racier-looking Netbook, but its bulky battery and overdesign may be a turnoff for those looking for a slimmer, discrete minilaptop. [April 2010]
This is the original Netbook from 2007, with a 7-inch screen, custom Linux OS, and a tiny 4GB SSD. At the time, we said, "The Asus Eee PC 4G offers an impressive package for portable Web surfing and basic productivity, as long as you keep expectations tempered." [October 2007]