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Netbook vs Notebook

A common question amongst regular technology consumers is: What is so different about netbooks? When should I buy a netbook instead of a notebook? This video gives a concise, simple explanation:


To wrap up, you should seriously consider purchasing a netbook if:

  1. You’re on a tight budget: They usually cost less than $450
  2. Portability is extremely important for you: Given their small size and light weight
  3. Battery life matters: Depending on the brand and model, could be anywhere from 6 – 8 hours
  4. You’re a light user: Browsing the net, checking email, and occasional office applications (netbooks are not desktop replacements)

However, you should NOT consider investing in a netbook if:

  1. You do not have a computer: Netbooks can only work well as a supplement
  2. You regularly multi-task: Netbooks’ performance only keep up with you if you’re using one or two applications simultaneously
  3. You’re big on movies: The biggest screens tend to be at 10″, not ideal if you’re a sucker for home movies on a regular basis
  4. You run demanding applications: Programs such as Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or even AutoCad are not made to be run on such machines

With the spread of the Internet, and the wealth of web applications offering free services to users world-wide, netbooks seems like the logical choice for many. However, there is a small percentage of users that require a better performance to complete their tasks, in which case the notebook market boasts unlimited possibilities.

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