What to Consider when Purchasing Notebook and Netbook Computers

February 12, 2011 11:40am CST
I am planning to purchase a notebook but my older brother discouraged me due to some factors. Can anyone out there help me make a wise and best decision? What are the advantages and disadvantages of notebook and netbook computers?
3 responses
@Tek_Man (25)
• Canada
13 Feb 11
The advantages are that they are so portable. However I would recommend a notebook and not a netbook. Because you can get notebooks that are as powerful as desktop computers. But netbooks are still underpowered and you will see them get very slow very quickly. Those are just my suggestions.
@karank (24)
• Hong Kong
13 Feb 11
I finally stumbled across this topic! I've written an entire article on this subject. You can read about it here. http://helium.com/items/2032075-how-to-choose-a-laptop :) It's a guide on what to consider when you are buying a new laptop, and I know many struggle with that question, including myself.
@crazyrk (818)
• Brazil
12 Feb 11
Notebooks are bigger and heavier than netbooks, so they have a bigger screen, more processing power, more memory and disk space etc. - it's a portable computer capable of running complex applications and maybe even games. It's more powerful than the netbooks, so it's only a good idea to get a netbook when you're sure you don't need high processing power. Netbooks are designed to surf the web and simple tasks only, they're not adequate to play games or run complex applications, and they often have flash HDs with around 4gb of space, which is low even to keep small personal files, so it's a good idea to buy pen drives or flash cards to storage your data when using a netbook. It's pros are it's very small and light. One big con is that netbooks have batteries that last few hours when compared to notebooks.