Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Netbook or Notebook?

Thinking of getting a new portable computer? Well, you certainly have plenty of options. Most new models, though, fall into one of two categories: netbooks and notebooks. The major difference between these products is their size, with netbooks averaging less than 5 pounds and with 8-10 inch screens. Hoewver, there are other important differences as well. These include processing speeds, disk space, graphics capabilities, etc. So, which model is best for you? Consider the following:

  • If you want easy access to the web on the go....Netbook (some even have built-in 3G for anywhere connectivity)
  • If you plan to watch your favorite movies....Notebook (better graphics, faster speeds, and larger screens)
  • If you need to check e-mail on the go....Netbook
  • If you want to play some serious games...Notebook
  • If you want to burn some music CDs....Notebook (netbooks do not have built-in optical drives for managing CDs / DVDs)
  • If you just want to do basic word processing....Netbook
  • If you have a huge music collection...Notebook (these have larger hard drives, but you can hookup an external one to a netbook as well)
  • If you are on a tight budget...Netbook
If you want some more detailed information, check out this article I wrote on Suite101.

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