My daughter wants to buy her 1st computer. She has choice of a notebook or laptop, are these the same or is there a difference between the two, if so can someone explain what the differences are and which one should she go for joni
A Notebook generally only has 10" screen, laptops start from about a 15" screen, bigger is better. Plus, Notebooks usually have no DVD/CD Drive, which I consider essential. Laptops do have DVD/CD Drive.
Be careful here. A Notebook and a Laptop are generally the same thing. Manufacturers just refer to them by either name. e.g Asus Notebooks click here which are all larger screens and have DVD rewriters.
A Netbook is generally the term applied to the smaller screens (7-11") and usually without a DVD drive as retep888 rightly states. The smaller models have much smaller keyboards, about 3/4 the usual key size and poor viewing areas which could not be seriously recommended for a student. For occasional use, portability etc they are fine but you certainly wouldn`t be writing a serious dissertation using one or using it for three hours a night to do homework. IMHO.
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