In this comparison we've chosen a laptop and a netbook, yes, they belong to different categories and their performance would differ too. However this comparison is mainly about the price, where both these machines are priced similarly and serve very different purposes. So let's see which one bags it this time.
MSI CR420 – Laptop
This an entry-level laptop with a 14-inch screen, which is ideal for daily computing needs, for home as well as office. Powered by an Intel Core i3 processor, this laptop trounces most others in the Corei3 segment , in terms of its attractive price point. If you’re looking to buy an entry-level laptop at a very good price, this one should top your list.
Asus EeePC 1201N- Netbook
This, on the other hand, is a netbook, and not a laptop. However, it’s got the latest hardware in the netbooks segment. Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor, the Atom N330 (a rarity), it is based on Nvidia’s Ion platform, which means you get powerful discrete graphics even in comparison to the onboard GPU on the MSI CR420. Over and above, it has an upper hand in terms of portability, aesthetics and battery runtime.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 344 x 30 x 221
Weight: 2.2 kg
Asus EeePC 1201N
Dimensions (W x H x D): 297.18 x 33 x 208.28
Weight: 1.4 kg