Dec 9

In early July of last summer, I picked up a sub-notebook - the HANNspree HannsBook SN12E2.  This was a rare indulgence to replace an aged Dell Latitude D600.  The D600 served me well, having gone through several full tear-downs and rebuilds - right down to replacing replacing several components on the motherboard itself.  One of D400 tear-downs can be found here.

  • Several criteria leading to the selection of the HANNspree came front and center:
  • Small - sub-notebook sizing, similar to my D400.
  • Reasonable processing power - better than the typical netbook/ATOM CPU-based unit.
  • Quality screen - high-powered graphics optional, just a clear, reasonably high-def screen.
  • Battery life - several hours, reliably.

The HannsBook, to date, has delivered on all of my criteria and even exceeded expectations.  With its dual-core Intel 1.3GHz CPU, 4GB RAM (upgraded from the factory 2GB), 800MHz buss, and 12.1" LED HD screen, the HannsBook gives a premium experience in a sub-notebook.  Three USB ports, VGA, the requisite LAN and audio ports, a multi-function card reader, and an HDMI port round out the interface capabilities.

The keyboard gives a refined, crisp experience.  The one exception - the track pad is hyper-sensitive, though still very capable and functional with a little technique and adaptation.  A button that lives between the left and right mouse buttons on the pad make turning the device on/off very easy, and for most "work", I will typically opt to use my MS Arc Touch Mouse (which, incidentally, pairs very nicely with the HannsBook for additional elegance and coolness factor).

The HannsBook can be a little tough to come by - there is a HANNspree store in San Francisco.  Even retail, the SN12E2 is a bargain, in my opinion; however, if you're as patient as I am with these kinds of purchases, the HannsBook can be found on eBay at incredible prices...this is where I found mine, with no regrets.

Highly recommended - check the reviews, this one might be for you!

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