Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Netbooks are laptops that are light-weight, economical, energy-efficient and especially suited for wireless communication and Internet access.[16][17] Hence the name netbook (as "the device excels in web-based computing performance")[18] rather than notebook which pertains to size.[19]

With primary focus given to web browsing and e-mailing, netbooks are intended to "rely heavily on the Internet for remote access to web-based applications"[18] and are targeted increasingly at cloud computing users who rely on servers and require a less powerful client computer.[20] While the devices range in size from below 5 inches[21] to over 12,[22] most are between 9 and 11 inches and weigh between 0.9 - 1.4 kg (2-3 pounds).[18]

Netbooks are mostly sold with light-weight operating systems such Linux, Windows XP and Windows 7 Starter edition.

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