What's the difference between laptop and notebook?

March 29, 2009 11:57pm CST
I always see people talking about laptop and notebook, but I think it's the same thing. I once saw a discussion on myLot talking about which do you prefer, laptop or notebook, I have asked some of my friends, they couldn't tell either. So what's the difference between them?
2 responses
@xixi_abby (211)
• Indonesia
31 Mar 09
hi, i ever read in internet that notebook and laptop are portable computer but there is a minor different between laptop and notebook. laptop is a portable computer small enough to use on one's lap but notebook is a light portable computer that is general thinner than a laptop.
@haoli1118 (121)
• China
30 Mar 09
I think they are the different names of the same thing: a portable computer. Do you think so?