With students facing heavy debts as they start university many are opting for low-cost netbooks rather than laptops.
Netbook prices appeal to student budgets
The average price of a netbook this August is £230 compared to £370 for a full-size laptop. Students can pick up netbooks from some manufacturers including Asus for as little as £100.
Sarah Kidner, editor of Which? Computing said: ‘Netbooks have definitely been the computing story of 2009. It’s great that people on a budget, including students, can access low-cost computers such as these.’
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In early 2008 netbooks represented less than 5% cent of the market, but have now grown to as much as 22%.
Samsung NC10 netbook: a big seller
The Samsung NC10, a Which? Best Buy, is a current big-seller. Reevoo.com says the Samsung sells four times more than the top-selling Sony and 10 times more than the top-selling Apple.
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