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Mobile Devices Definitions

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Anonymous
July 8, 2010 5:49:58 PM

Hello,
I was looking for the distinction between Notebook, Laptop, Tablet PC, and Netbooks. Are these just marketing terms or distinctly different classes of mobile devices?
Anonymous
July 9, 2010 1:57:11 AM

Tablet is self explanatory - keyboard is either missing or virtual -- or it's a laptop where the screen twists right round so the device can be held as a tablet.

Netbook -- generally smaller format with long battery life -- 10 inch screen, no optical drive, maybe solid state main drive, wifi and/or cellphone internet access.

Laptop -- the default, though these days often used as a desktop substitute.

Notebook -- difference between this and laptop vague. Probably down to smaller size.
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