For most of users the laptop and the netbook - same unless the netbook is a little less. Actually at these portable devices different appointment and functionality. In what difference of the laptop from the netbook?
The main difference of the laptop from the netbook - in mission. The netbook is calculated the first stage on work on the Internet (from here and a syllable "no" in the name of the device) and office applications. The laptop on the functionality often is not inferior to the stationary personal computer, differing from it only in compactness. Respectively, productivity of the netbook will be lower - for Internet surfing, readings books and a set of texts special resources are not necessary.
The difference of resources of the laptop and netbook is caused by various "stuffing". Therefore difference of the laptop from the netbook - in the processor and memory size. Processors in netbooks not such powerful as in laptops, but they consume less electric power it is important for such compact device. Capacity of hard drives with which netbooks are equipped, is also less. Many netbooks instead of traditional winchesters are equipped with SSD stores which are closer to a flash memory, than to hard drives. Such stores have usually have smaller capacity. But they have lower energy consumption, are less susceptible to vibration and winchesters work more silently and quicker, than. The volume of the RAM (random access memory) in the netbook seldom exceeds 1 GB whereas for the modern laptop of it it is not enough.
Due to the difference in productivity the following difference of the laptop from the netbook is an operating system, suitable for the device. On the modern laptop it is possible to install practically any operating system - though Windows, though Linux if only there were necessary drivers. For example, my laptop released more than two years ago perfectly copes with Windows 7 Ultimate, practically without complaining of a lack of resources. On netbooks because of smaller speed the "cut-down" versions of operating systems are put, is frequent they and are called - as Netbook Edition. Many owners of netbooks prefer to establish on them Linux OS as this operating system is less exacting to resources.
Of course, the most obvious and difference of the laptop noticeable with the naked eye from the netbook is the size. The standard size of the laptop - 15,4 inches on a diagonal, while a netbook diagonal - 7-9 inches. It does the netbook more compact and easy, but inconvenient, for example, for viewing of video. Because of the small size of a key of the netbook are closer located less therefore to type texts of large volumes on it not so simply. On the keyboard of laptops there are function keys, in netbooks they are not present because of shortage of a place. Due to the smaller size in netbooks most often there is no drive for reading optical disks therefore information can be transferred to it only by means of a flash card or having bought the external DVD drive with the USB interface.
By the way, about external interfaces. The set of sockets in netbooks is quite ascetic, there are only most necessary: some USB ports, the network socket, audiosockets for connection of a microphone and earphones, the card reader and the VGA socket for connection of the external monitor. At the good laptop in addition there can be ExpressCard sockets or PC card for connection of external devices and modules, a digital sound output and the FireWire socket (in it video cameras are connected). Also it is often possible to connect the external hard drive of high speed via the eSATA socket to the laptop. Exits of DVI and HDMI serve in laptops for transfer of digital video data of high resolution. So difference of the laptop from the netbook also available or lack of some sockets.
In this regard to expand functionality of the netbook it is almost unreal - is not enough not only external interfaces, but also free slots in the device. Difference of the laptop from the netbook that the laptop can be apgreydit, having connected additional modules via external sockets (for example, the external sound card or the TV-tuner) or in internal slots (to put an additional level of random access memory in the laptop usually not a problem).
Difference of the laptop from the netbook also in the price. Netbooks are often cheaper than laptops. Though if we will compare the budgetary laptop to the minimum functionality and the netbook equipped with the hard drive moreover and with exclusive design the last will be more expensive. But it is rather an exception, than the rule.
Now, when you know, than the netbook differs from the laptop, you can choose that device which is necessary for you. You need the netbook if you are going to carry constantly the device with yourself and to use it for work on the Internet, readings books, viewing of photos and work with office applications. But the netbook is not suitable for processing of images and the more so - video, resource-intensive games and appendices. Therefore for these purposes it is better to get the laptop. Besides, long to work behind the netbook it will not turn out: too it small, will be suitable for long work the laptop more.
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