Question by  apple (447)

What is the difference between a netbook and a notebook?

I like the smaller design but can't decide which one to choose.


Answer by  kenny39 (232)

well a netbook is mainly to be used as a portable "internet" pc the biggest difference between a netbook and a laptop is the netbook does not have an optical drive. If you just want something to surf the internet on then a netbook is a great idea but if you want something with full functionality then get a laptop


Answer by  scdan2002 (40)

A netbook is very small, easily carried, and weighs under 5 pounds. A notebook is larger, and is what many people think of when you say "laptop". A netbook will have many of the same features as a notebook, but at a lot lower performance level. In other words, netbooks are made specifically for getting on the net!


Answer by  oggy (33)

Notebook is a mobile computer with a keyboard and flipup monitor.Has no space for built-in optical or floppy disk drives.Has communication ports that an external drive can be connected.This allows it to be thinner. Netbook(mini PC) is a mobile computer with a keyboard smaller and flipup monitor.Doesn't have space for built-in storage drives & provide ports to connecting an external.


Answer by  Vladlen (358)

They are quite the same. Both are portable PCs. Difference is that netbook is smaller (11 inches or less) and notebook is bigger (12 inches or more). For small size netbooks pay with lower computing power (it is not suitable for serious tasks). Buy netbook if you only want to surf the Internet and read emails, otherwise go for notebook.

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