Dollars & Sense

Kevin Rutherford

Dollars and Sense

Kevin Rutherford | February 01, 2010

On the downside, netbooks have small keyboards and screens. They often don’t come with CD drives and are not spec’d for applications that demand a lot of memory, such as newer video games.

Most are priced from $250 to $400. Higher prices are becoming common now that some models blur the line between netbooks and notebooks (small laptops). Lower-priced models sometimes are bundled with wireless Internet contracts. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.