Differences between laptops and notebooks

  Largey 20:54 09 Aug 2004

My daughter is going to college in September and we are looking into getting her her own computer, which she can use for work and also for personal use. What is the difference between a laptop and a notebook, and which would be best for her?

  jonnytub 20:59 09 Aug 2004

the main differences are battery life and raw processing power and size. Laptops tend to have desktop chips in them and are bulkier but quicker as they are designed to be desktop replacements. Notebooks are vice versa. There isn't a lot of difference these days.

  Falkyrn 21:46 09 Aug 2004

None .... laptop and notebook are replaceable terms for basically the same machines ... there is a difference however when you start to talk about sub notebooks which are generally less than 2Kg in weight and as jonnytub points out battery life etc comes into play

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