Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Netbook or smartbook?


If you thought a netbook was a cheap laptop, think again. Smartbooks are now appearing that are in the price range of $100-200. These devices are running similar processors that are found in smartphones.

Imagine taking a smartphone and putting a large screen and a really big keyboard on it. Now you have a smartbook.
  • A netbook is designed to run a full Windows (or Linux) operating system. It's a complete PC that's packaged in a tiny body and it's not meant for serious computing or gaming.
  • On the other hand, a smartbook is built to run a really simple operating system such as Linux or even Google Android - which runs on smartphones.
At the end of the day, I think smartbooks are going to flop. That's just my opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Great article thanks for sharing, seems like there's a lot of threads regarding the pricing of the smartbooks. Came across this from http://www.smartbook.asia

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