netbook or notebook computer

@px_yeap (269)
Malaysia
December 29, 2009 7:44am CST
I have been deciding between netbook or a notebook! I wanted something small and mobilize! Netbook was my option, then I came across the spec that saying it can't be multi-tasked due to its atom processor! I'm wondering not be able to multitask meant what? can only run only type of program at a time? I can't listen to music and work on my excel? And the best OS is the Windows 7 starter, how is it compare to home edition? The main thing is capability of multi-tasking! Since I would work with my music on!
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@cmdr001 (371)
• Portugal
29 Dec 09
I have no idea what anyone may mean by not being capable of multi-tasking in these days. Besides, the limitation was never the CPU itself but the operating system so that makes even lesser or a sense. Atom processors are like any others. Weaker, yet, since they have a lower frequency and little cache, but in compensation they also use a very small amount of power. They're still capable of running several things like any other computer, provided you don't try to run 50 tasks at the same time. As to Windows 7 it's overrated and frankly if you can still somehow put hands on XP you should go with that, especially for a Netbook.
@kkyeer (80)
• China
29 Dec 09
Atom CPU is not so weak.It can afford our daily use.
@cmdr001 (371)
• Portugal
29 Dec 09
Like I said, and I quote the word I used "Weaker", therefore it's a relative term that's connected to the fact that desktop CPUs and even those of other laptops are superior in terms of processing power. I didn't implied at any point that they were not enough for every day usage and as I also stated, it'd be plenty fine for most things as long as one doesn't plan to run innumerable tasks at the same time.
@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 09
So the only thing is that it has lower frequency and little cache for Atom processor? So it is just not that powerful comparing to many other processor out there? Pretty much similar to the early Pentium? Or more powerful than that? So not being able to multi-task doesn't mean it won't be able to run couple programs at the same time? That was something I was worry about! My choice was Windows 7 or XP Professional, since XP Professional is getting hard to get now, I'm thinking Windows 7 home edition as the starter edition seems really basic in many way! To have owned a desktop, it's better to get a netbook than a notebook then?
@kkyeer (80)
• China
29 Dec 09
Netbook is mobilize,but a little week in hardware,which means you cannot watch HD movie or play games on it.Now most netbook are equiped with the same cpu-N270.It is not so weak.One of my friends is using a netbook.His OS is windows7 Ultimate.He said he cannot feel any diffrence between the netbook and his thinkpad.He used to chatting surfing,and manage his files.So don't worry!
@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 09
I see...thanks for the input! Then doing daily tasks will not be a problem? Like managing my excel file, running the macro, work processing, web surfing/research, and chatting? How about image editting?
@kkyeer (80)
• China
30 Dec 09
Sure the netbook support multi-tasks,including the ones you've mentioned.And don't worry about image editer.I used Photoshop CS4 on a netbook,there is exactly no diffrence.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
30 Dec 09
Hello px_yeap me too never have tried out the netbook thing, have had an hand at an notebook comp.Well the processing as well as the performance of the notebook was good, atleast better than my pc, but was difficult for me to operate as was type of delecate thing.Am also thinking of getting an notebook comp in the next year 2010, as have to travel mostly.Even compared the prices between diff varities of comp's and found that notebook comp is the best suitable, as is easily portable as well as affordable in price as compared to the netbooks and laptops, and pcs. Anyways keep on tying on your netbook might get good hands on it, Happy mylotting.
@lazuardy (152)
• Indonesia
30 Dec 09
Intel processor Atom ha supported multitasking, processor technology is actually similar to the Pentium 4 processor. Pentium 4 processor last series features hyper thrading and this applied to atom processor, only the excess atom processor more energy efficient and cooler. Because the demands of today's netbook, which is small, efficient consumption battery, lighter, cheap and of course the ability to perform activities of daily computing. Windows 7 starter is lighter than the Home Edition. If the XP, XP would be better if for netbook, because of battery life is much longer. Then You can use netbook longer with only battery power.
@yinmm007 (605)
• China
30 Dec 09
Some netbooks also has high configuration.I have seen a asus EeePC with a independent display card which is usually used in notebook.Netbook's cpu is new generation cpu with low energy consumption.Of course it can be multi-tasked.
@Emvy548 (387)
• India
30 Dec 09
Many people are faced with the difficult choice of going for a netbook or a regular notebook computer. A netbook is indeed very handy and compact and can be taken anywhere without really feeling the weight of it when you carry it. However, there are many aspects that differentiate a netbook from a notebook. The first and foremost is the price. A netbook is much cheaper than a notebook. But for that price, you can only surf the net and not much else. Even downloading may be painful in some low-end netbooks and many realize this only after buying a netbook. On the other hand an economically priced notebook may have several features that one may need for daily use inclucing speed, an MS office package and a lot more. It may be 20-25% more expensive than a netbook but it will be better for you in the long run because you will not be deprived of many features that have become a necessity today. If price is your issue, you may even look at refurbished notebooks on sites on the net. If you get a refurbished notebook with a warranty it will enable you to get free service and parts in the event that something does not work in your notebook.