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Is A Netbook And A Notebook Laptop The Same.?

Postby Jabez » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:30 pm

No, netbooks generally are smaller, less powerful and don't have an optical (CD/DVD) drive?
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Is A Netbook And A Notebook Laptop The Same.?

Postby Safwan » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:33 am

netbook is the smallest but can do the same. elliot broke it down pretty well for you.
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Is A Netbook And A Notebook Laptop The Same.?

Postby Drew » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:01 pm

Netbooks are usually laptops with a 8"-12" screen

Notebooks are usually laptops with a 13"-16" screen

You can get bigger laptops with 17"-18" screens

Ultrabooks are usually much lighter thinner and range from 10"-14" screen

Netbooks are generally thought of as slower and cheaper (for use of browsing the net), however they can sometimes be quite powerful (Dell's Alienware M11x)
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Postby Kermichaef » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:15 am

Yes, they are both laptop computers.

No. Netbooks are smaller and more portable but has less capability in terms of processing power, while Notebooks are larger about 13-15 inch and they have a lot more capability and you can play games on them without much issue.
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Is A Netbook And A Notebook Laptop The Same.?

Postby luken91 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:48 am

I worked in the computer industry for 30 years. A Netbook was originally defined as a 10.1" screen size, low power and performance CPU, no DVDRW, up to 2GB DRAM, low end graphics, running a reduced function version of Windows. Anything up to 11" with these characteristics is a netbook. It is a form of notebook computer. Since the power is so low, they have a long battery life. An ultrabook was created as a term later meaning thin and light up to 14" with Windows Home Premium or higher, a significantly higher power CPU, 4+GB DRAM, improved graphics, and may also have a DVDRW. An ultrabook is a form of notebook computer. A desktop replacement is 15.6" or larger of weight over 6 pounds and high performance in CPU and graphics. It can still generically be called a notebook computer but the heat and weight and size make it inappropriate to use on a lap, and instead sits on a desk as less portable and not typically carries around. A laptop notebook computer is of size, weight, and cooling efficiency such that the bottom does not get hot enough to be uncomfortable with hot air flow not going under the notebook and a weight below 6 pounds. Anything of form factor of a "book" of portability can be called a notebook computer with the other terms as sub-headings.

If I stated "that is a netbook in a bigger form factor" it is an insult to the system. It means the CPU and graphics is bad. It is a set of terminology that has some overlapping today.

In this table: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

Think passmark scores below 1200 for the CPU. In graphics: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_li...

think below about 300.

To get an idea, see this Asus All-in-one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

ASUS ET1611PUT-B008E 15.6" All-in-One PC Intel Atom D425(1.80GHz) 2GB DDR3 320GB HDD Capacity Intel GMA 3150 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Intel Atom D425 scores only 315 passmark score.

The graphics Intel GMA 3150 Express G3D score 69

With only 2GB RAM and 320GB HDD, it is basically an all-in-one that works like a netbook.

Here is an HP mini Netbook:


HP Mini 1104 (A7K69UT#ABA) Black Intel Atom N2600(1.60GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 2GB Memory 320GB HDD Netbook

Intel Atom N2600 is passmark score 602. The graphics is Intel GMA 3600


That is just over the 3150. It also has 2GB RAM and a 320GB HDD and windows home Premium.

So, the all-in-one is a netbook with a 15.6" screen, desktop keyboard and mouse, a power cord to the wall as it sits on your desk. It has no DVDRW either. The HP Mini netbook is more powerful than the all-in-one even with the differences in size and features. I call this All-in-one a netbook in a different form factor.

Many "notebook computers" cannot be called a laptop. If you can get burned by the heat, they are no longer laptops.

An Alienware M11x Starting at Weight: 2.0 kg (4.4lbs) with 8 cell battery and Windows 7 Professional. It is a hybrid entity. It is too heavy to term a netbook. It is best called an ultrabook, but the 11" screen is small for one and 1.29" thickness is too thick for an ultrabook. Dell even discontinued it.
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