Dell inspiron mini 9

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Recommended for: Portability and silence seekers

Not recommended for: Unretrainable Fx key users

Can a netbook really be silent? Well, the Dell Mini 9 doesn't include a moving-parts hard drive and it's also entirely passively cooled.

This is quite a feat given that it has the same CPU as the Asus Eee 1000, and that laptop is a loud beast at times. Still, the downside to this is that the machine gets quite hot underneath when the CPU is stressed

Read: full Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review (Linux)