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Netbook vs. Notebook

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One question I get asked quite often is “Should I buy a Netbook?”. A Netbook is basically a scaled down version of the Notebook Laptop. The low pricetag certainly makes them appealing. They are great devices in some instances but make sure you know what you are getting into before purchasing one. Netbooks have less powerful processors, less memory, smaller screens and smaller hard drives. The upside is they are extremely portable as they are very light and generally have longer battery life.

Netbooks are great for online activities. Checking E-Mail, Web Surfing, Playing Online Games, Instant Messaging, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Netbooks generally don’t have the power to do things like Editing Photos and Videos, Watching HD Movies, Installing Office Software, playing PC Games or Multitasking.

Netbooks have a smaller screen size, generally 10 inches or less. They also have a smaller keyboard that some people do not like to work with. You will want to go see one locally to make sure you can work on it before deciding to buy one.

While Netbooks certainly have their place, I would recommend buying a notebook if it is in your budget. If you are looking for a smaller screen, they have ultralight models that do not use the scaled down components. I would go for a 13” ultralight laptop before opting for a Netbook.

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