The Gateway LT4008u, Samsung NC10, HP Mini 110-4250nr and the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 are some good mini notebooks. The HP Pavilion dm1-4310nr and the Acer Aspire One AO756-2626 are also some good mini notebooks for 2015.
The Gateway LT4008u has a Dual Core processor of 1.6 GHz, Windows 7, 1GB DDR3 RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. It costs $300 on Amazon. The Samsung NC10 has an Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 128 MB Intel GMA graphics cards and a 160 GB hard drive. The HP Mini 110-4250nr has an Intel Atom processor of 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. A new one costs about $350, and a refurbished one costs $50.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 costs between $500 to $600. It has a 4GB RAM, Intel i3 processor, Intel HD 4000 graphics and a 500GB hard drive. The HP Paviilion dm1-4310nr has a 4GB DDR3 standard RAM, Windows 8, AMD E Dual-Core processor and a 500 GB hard drive. Its price on Amazon is $399. The Acer Aspire One AO756-2626 has Windows 8, Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM and a 320 GB hard drive.
Mini notebook computers are less expensive than regular size laptops, easy to carry and have good battery life.