We recently posted an article about ‘what ULV laptops are and how they are different’ from standard laptops. As the title suggests, we had elaborately discussed ULV laptops with regard to, who they are meant for, and what they offer in terms of features, performance, design and usability. We’ve been reviewing laptops from this segment for a while, but comparing a bunch of them revealed a lot about these machines.

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They are quite different from netbooks. Netbooks usually share the same hardware, they look very similar (especially due to their size) and even their performance is very close to identical to each other. But one ULV laptop can be very different from the other in many ways.Recently we got a request from our readers about having a tabular representation of these machines.

So here we are with just that. In this article we’ve compiled the performance scores, hardware specifications and some key features of seven ULV laptops. Being from the ULV category, all these laptops have ultra-low powered processors and a majority of their hardware would be similar. So while there isn’t a massive difference between them in terms of performance, since their hardware differs to a significant extent, one laptop is very likely to be much better at number-crunching than the other. For the comparison, we’ve taken two main aspects, the first includes overall performance, looks and portability, and the second one is value for money. Click on the specs sheet above to take a closer look at the specifications and tell us which one suits your need. According to our comparison results, the two winners are the HP Pavilion DM3 1005AX which bags the Best Performance award and the Lenovo ThinkPad x100e takes the Best Value award. Here are the excerpts of both the reviews.

HP Pavilion DM3 1005AX
‘At Rs. 44,990, this laptop will most certainly seem over-priced, especially to those who compare it with laptops that are fully loaded Intel Core i3 (or even i5) laptops that cost less than this price.’

Keep in mind that this was a standalone review, but in this article here, this laptop is being compared to others in the same category, so it ought to win.

ThinkPad X100e
‘For Rs. 29,000, the ThinkPad X100e is more expensive than most netbooks, but, it would be unfair to compare a ThinkPad to a standard run-of-the-mill netbook. Also, if you compare it with other ThinkPads, it indeed is the most affordable, as touted on the manufacturer’s website.’

If you’ve read our previous post about ULV laptops , chances are that by now you must have already chosen your pick from these seven machines. We’d say that the HP Pavilion DM3 steals the show.

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