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Netbook

Definition - What does Netbook mean?

A netbook is a small mobile computing device (a mini laptop) that has less processing power and storage space than a laptop computer.

Netbooks are extremely lightweight, and most do not include a CD/DVD drive. However, they do support a small keyboard for word processing and other inputs.

Netbooks were initially created as secondary computing options and targeted to the education market. However, they have become increasingly popular, particularly mong students, bloggers and those how mainly use a laptop to access the Web. Netbooks are also ideal for cloud computing.

A netbook may also known be known as an ultra-portable, mini-notebook, subnotebook, mini-thin client, ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) or cloud book.

Techopedia explains Netbook

Netbooks usually run on a portable Linux OS, although some models may come preloaded with Windows XP or Linux. Some netbooks also run on the Chrome OS, which is the latest OS from Google that is exclusively designed for a line of Netbooks.

Netbooks have multiple capabilities, including Web browsing, Microsoft Office applications, photo management and multimedia. In addition, netbooks are ideal for cloud computing because this eliminates the issues related to computer and software incompatibility, data loss and printer failure.

Netbooks are very popular among students, bloggers and on-the-go users. Some organizations may even provide netbooks for basic field operations.

Netbook and notebook specifications are similar, making the netbook an ideal alternative for notebook users. As time has gone by, the specifications for netbook and notebook computers have converged and become more similar.

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