College season is underway, and you’re probably wondering what the differences are between a laptop, and netbook if you’re interested in purchasing one. I highly recommend both of them, but it really depends on what you’re going to use it for.
Price: You’ll find that a netbook is going to be a little cheaper than your typical Laptop. This will all depend on the brand that you’re interested in, but I’ve seen differences as high as $400 and $500.
Size: Netbooks are going to be a lot smaller, and weigh a lot less than your typical notebook. You’ll find that most netbook screens vary from 8 inches to as much as 12, while laptops vary greatly.
Less features: While I like a netbook for it’s size, and it’s price, they features aren’t as great as a laptop. For instance, mine didn’t come with a CD rom, making me have to download software, or import it via a USB drive. It isn’t that big of a hassle, but it’s something to consider.
Speed: Some netbooks are fast, but a fair majority of them are slower than your typical laptop. You’ll find that some have a limited amount of RAM, and hard drive storage. The higher you go in your speeds, the more you’re likely to pay.
By now, this should give you a fair idea on what each one is all about. I would recommend that if you have a smaller budget, and you run smaller programs, I would go the cheaper route with the netbook. If your budget is high, and you need to run CDs, or you prefer a faster computer, I would highly prefer a laptop.