Netbooks – They are Everywhere (even Toys R Us)

Netbooks. They are everywhere. Even at Toys R Us, as you can see by the image to the right of this article.

I’ve been aware of them on display at Toys R Us for a year or two, but I’m surprised to see them still sold there. In a way, it makes perfect sense though – netbooks are probably the best bet for buying kids their own computer, although I’m sure they’d argue in favor of an Apple iPad.

While the ad to the right for a free printer only applies to in-store purchases up through tomorrow afternoon I believe, Toys R Us actually has a fairly comprehensive netbook section on their website, including a video demonstrating the differences between a netbook and a regular laptop or notebook.

Online, they sell everything from Sylvania 7-inch netbooks with a VIA 8505 Processor up through 10-inch HP Mini 210 running the latest Intel Atom CPUs, alongside the Toshiba NB305.

If you want to check any of them out in person, they are a little sparse, only having these models in store:
– Asus Eee PC 900 (8.9-inch)
– Sylvania G Meso with Intel Atom (8.9-inch)
– HP Mini 210-1085NR (10.1-inch, Intel Atom N450)

Yes, that Eee PC 900 maybe the original, since the model # is EEEPC900BK091X, but they are carrying some of the latest netbooks.