Gigabyte’s Netbook features an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 10.1″ single touch 1366×768 LED screen, 1GB DDR2 RAM, and a 250GB HDD. Gigabyte’s option is listed at $495, not a horrible price for the features at hand but again you could almost get a tablet and netbook for such a price.
Asus’ model runs on an Intel Atom Dual Core N570 CPU, has 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB HDD, and a touch-screen. This is the cheapest of the models that I’ve looked at, listing at only $447.99.
For those that have found the following machines interesting, there might be a few other choices out there but these are some of the netbook convertibles that have appeal personally to me. So are they really worth it over a tablet or a netbook (or buying both)?
I guess that depends on who you are and what you are looking for. Is now a good time to get them?Maybe? I’m not sure if these Windows 7 machines will receive a huge slash-down when Windows 8 arrives or not. Since they are more netbooks than tablets, in many ways, I wouldn’t expect a huge cut. So if you buy Windows 8 and one of these models you are talking $600-$700 easy. This might be too pricey for some.
What do you think of convertible netbooks? Are they worth the purchase or should users instead just a get a traditional netbook and a tablet? Share your thoughts below!