( dpa ) - Modern, low-end notebooks are worth their weight in gold, according to test results in the February edition of Chip, a Munich-based magazine.
The magazine tested eight devices priced between 500 and 570 euros (740 to 843 dollars). It found that people considering a lower-priced notebook would find themselves "well-served."
Four devices from HP Compag, Acer, Lenovo and MSI were even awarded with "excellent cost-to-performance ratios." But the low cost is balanced out by less detailed graphics and batteries with shorter running times, allowing only about 90 minutes running time at full capacity.