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Over the last year, a bunch of companies have relased a bunch of mini-laptops with incredibly similar specs. You don’t know how tired I’ve grown of typing “1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and Windows XP Home.” But when the main specs are so similar, you can really focus on the little differences that make each netbook unique, like the battery, keyboard, or screen quality.

Portable Monkey has taken a detailed look at three of the most similar netbooks around, the Asus Eee PC S101, Eee PC S101H, and Eee PC 1002HA.

I won’t spoil the full results. But in a nutshell, the S101 is the smallest, quietest, and gets the best battery life. But there are certainly some reasons to consider the others as well. Or if you can live without the sleek metallic styling found on these netbooks, you can get a very similar, but plastic-coated machine like the Eee PC 1000HE or 1000H for a lot less money.

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