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Differences between Laptop & Netbook Computers

The pivotal differences between netbook computers and laptop computers can feel quite blurry whether you are not upward to speed on portable computer technology. There are some differences are given.

1.   Screen size

A general rule of thumb for a netbook is screen size between 7 and approximately 10 inches. Laptop screen size will generally vary between 12 inches 17 inches.

2.   Weight

An mean heaviness for a netbook is between 2.5 and 3.0 pounds. Mainstream laptop computers will be in the 5 to 7 bash range. Some premium ultra portable laptops can weigh in as reduced as 3 to 4 pounds. Screen dimensions furthermore exactly consequences computer heaviness as a bigger computer display is heavier. Plus the bigger computer display needs a bigger, heavier electric battery to power the screen.

3.   Battery life

Most netbooks pledge a electric battery life between 5 and 10 hours. Some older forms are still in the 3+ hours variety with some newer forms accomplishing a electric battery life of up to 14 hours between charging. Most laptops will consign a electric battery life between 3 and 5 hours. However with latest expertise improvement some quite cost laptops are proposing electric battery life between 7 and 12 hours per charge.

4.   CPU & Processing Power

The huge most of netbooks use the Intel Atom NP450 CPU with previous netbook forms utilising an previous type of the Atom. Laptops use more mighty CPUs encompassing the Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo or, more lately, one of the Intel i3, i5 or i7 CPUs.

5.   Optical Drives (CD/DVD)

CD/DVD drives are another clear locality of difference. Netbooks manage not have an interior compact computer disc or storage disc drive. You should purchase an external propel or download all programs from the Internet. You can purchase an external CD/DVD propel that connects by the USB dock and charges roughly $50.

A large most of laptop computers encompass a built-in CD/DVD drive. Some ultra portable laptops manage not have an interior propel but arrive with an external CD/DVD propel as benchmark equipment.

6.   Price

The most of netbooks are cost in the $275 to $400 range. Laptops can variety from $400 at the very reduced end to over $2,000 for some ultra lightweight schemes and high driven gaming laptops.

7.   Operating System

Most laptops are now boats with Windows 7 Home Premium. Most netbook computers now boat with Windows 7 Starter Edition installed. The Starter Edition is alike to Home Premium whereas it will not utilize the characteristics of the Windows 7 Aero sophisticated graphical interface. Due to the smaller processing power and the decreased graphics processing capabilities of netbooks the less requiring type of Windows 7 Starter Edition is a much better fit.

8.   Graphics Capabilities

Laptops have a more mighty CPU than netbooks in addition to numerous laptops have an added mighty graphics processor which assists in supplying higher computer display resolutions, increased video processing capabilities and the power to play computer games. A netbook is not the optimal answer for playing computer sport or observing DVDs or videos.

These are some common differences but there are many differences among their hardware.


June 2, 2010 - Posted by | Computers & Electronic, Laptops | , , ,

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