The Differences Between Notebook and Netbook

The Computer Industry has delivered new product species, It looks like Notebook but it's not. This product is called Netbook. Maybe most of you have known this. So, what is Netbook anyway and what is the differences between Notebook and Netbook ?
Netbook is like a little versionfrom Notebook. But it different if you look  from :


1. The Function
This is the most basic differences. Netbook is built for a content consumption customer. Notebook is for a content maker customer. Netbook is more suitable for user who use this tool for internet, chatting, listening to music and video. While Notebook has a lot more duty and more suitable for those who create the content, such as editing video and images.

2. The Size
Netbook has a monitor limited size. The monitor size is just 7 to 10 inch. If bigger than 10 inch, it's not Netbook anymore. While Notebook Monitor size is 10 to 17 inch.     
The availability of input and output in the netbook is also more limited. With the tiny and practical size, this device has no optical disk drives and only rely on the USB slot. The reason is because the netbook intentionally made as compact as it may be taken to facilitate the users. This is in line with the usage more inclined to content consumption.

Another difference is in term of the processor. Netbook use Intel Atom processor mostly that consume less power than the processor for the Notebook, of course, with the consequences of the lower process speed, but still comfortable enough to do office work and internet. With the lower process speed and the tiny monitor size, the batery power will stand longer.


3. The Price
Netbook is less expensive than Notebook. Price Range for Netbook is about USD 250 to USD 400. Price range for Notebook is around USD 500 to more than USD 1,500

These are the Top Ten High Selling Netbook :

  • Asus Eee PC 1000HE Black, with price range around USD 400, has Intel Atom N280 1.66 Ghz Processor, RAM 1 GB, 60 GB Hard Drive, Ee storage 10 GB, Bluetooth,  Windows XP Home, and 9,5 hour batery power make this Netbook is the most wanted one. It's cheap and compatible.
  • Asus Eee PC 1000HE Blue, has the same specification with different color.
  • Aspire One AOA150-1784 Sapphire Blue, price range USD 300, smaller monitor size (8.9 inch)
  • Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 Sapphire Blue, 10,1 inch monitor size. This is high selling netbook too.
  • Acer Aspire One AOD150-1577 Diamond Black
  • Aspire One AOD150-1920 Ruby Red.
  • Asus Eee PC 900HA
  • Acer Aspire One AOA150-1505 Seashell White
  • Samsung NC10-14GB Blue, this product is quite expensive with high capacity of hard drive and bigger monitor size (10.2 inch).
  • Acer Aspire One AOA150-1690 Pink.


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Asus Eee PC 1000HE Black Asus Eee PC 1000HE Blue Aspire One AOA150-1784 Sapphire Blue Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 Sapphire Blue  Samsung NC10-14GB Blue
Asus Eee PC 1000HE Black
Asus Eee PC 1000HE Black
Asus Eee PC 1000HE Blue
Asus Eee PC 1000HE Blue
Aspire One AOA150-1784 Sapphire Blue
Aspire One AOA150-1784 Sapphire Blue
Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 Sapphire Blue
Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 Sapphire Blue
Samsung NC10-14GB Blue
Samsung NC10-14GB Blue

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agusfanani 7 years ago from Indonesia

Very good, thanks for the informative hub.


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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia Author

Hi Agus, thank's for your sweet comment. Have a nice day :)


vijay bhatia  7 years ago

hi this is vijay bhatia want to buy a netboook between the price range of Rs12000to 14000


vijay bhatia  7 years ago

hi this is vijay bhatia want to buy a netboook between the price range of Rs12000to 14000


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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia Author

Hi Vijay, I'm not sure about the currency rate (Rs 12000 equal to ...USD ? ) Please let me know the exact price in USD. If I know the exact amount, maybe I Could help u. Thank's for stopping by ..:)


reenu 6 years ago

thank u


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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

The price of one netbook in 2008 (I have ASUS model) was P22 thousand pesos or $500 dollars more or less. I just recently pawned it to give way to my desktop upgrade that I'm using right now. Thanks for this hub. febriedethan.


nbbatt.com 6 years ago from bear, de, 19701

Thank you for the information of the differences between Notebook and Netbook,among those i mostly use netbook as you said above those who play games and listen's music etc can better to have an netbook rather than notebook and among the top 10 i like the 1st one more.


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia Author

Hi nbbatt.com, I use netbook too most of the time, thank's for visiting!


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princess g 5 years ago

I was wondering if there was much of a difference


tejinder singh 5 years ago

thanx for provide information regarding netbook

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