Notebook or Netbook?
The mobile computing market is quite confusing for anyone who’s looking for a portable PC. There are so many different devices, from notebooks and tablets to netbooks and iPads.
You may have already experienced this feeling when you were trying to decide which cell phone to buy and which network to sign up to. As you know, it takes a bit of research which is why you probably spend ages looking at various network websites like www.o2.co.uk and Orange.com to find the perfect deal for you. But this time around, you’re in luck because we’ve done all the hard work and research for you. We have put together a list of all the benefits and deficits of both netbooks and notebooks so you can decide which platform is best for you.
Netbooks are all about computing on the move. Weighing less than three pounds, netbooks are ultra-light making them ideal for slipping into a bag. It has a compact and thin LCD screen which folds down over the keypad. The netbooks processor makes it both energy-efficient and power-conscious, allowing you to have up to 12 hours of usage without the need to charge it.
On the other hand, the screen is rather small so it’s not ideal for things like photo editing. It’s better suited for more simple tasks like emailing, browsing the web and writing word documents. In addition, netbooks rarely have a CD or DVD drive and they can only run a few programs simultaneously.
Notebooks are more user friendly due to their clear, large screen and large keyboard. Unlike the netbook, they have DVD drives and more computing strength. They are ideal for editing files, creating graphics or even managing music libraries. However the notebook weighs about five pounds which you’ll find is noticeably heavier in your bag. In addition, the large LCD screen drains the power much quicker.