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.