Answer: When PC World says so! My wife's new Packard Bell netbook is highly rated with a Celeron 743 processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 HDD, and an 11.6 inch screen - but no optical drive. This is physically the same size as the larger Netbooks reviewed in PCA magazine. My wife bought the 3yr warranty, and it was expensive. Later when reading the literature I found we had a Laptop warranty, which costs more than double a Netbook warranty. PC World claims it is a laptop, on the basis of its specification. Did I buy a Laptop or a Netbook? Glen
If it's running Windows 7 starter edition, it is a netbook. If it has Windows 7 Home premium then I would suggest it's a laptop especially as it has 3Gb Ram and a celeron processor rather than the Atom that comes with a netbook.. In my opinion, you have a laptop.