Types of Notebooks

By: henery008

There are different types of Notebooks. Each has its own pros and cons. It depends on you which one is best suited for you. Some of the types of notebook are given below

Ultraportable

Ultraportables systems are so light and small that you'll hardly know they're in your laptop bag. The smallest ultraportable is sometimes referred to as sub-notebooks having 10-inch displays and confined keyboards.

&bull 2kg or less
&bull Less than 20mm thick
&bull Little displays (12 inches or smaller)
&bull Slower mobile processors, less memory, and smaller hard drives
&bull No internal CD, CD-RW, or DVD drives
&bull Ports are very less
&bull Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional

Thin-and-light

A thin-and-light offers the best balance between portability, performance, and features, particularly for business travelers.

&bull 1.8 to 3kg
&bull Less than 40mm thick
&bull Medium sized displays (12 to 14 inches)
&bull Powerful mobile processors, lots of memory, spacious hard drives
&bull One exchangeable internal CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive
&bull All standard ports
&bull Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional

Mainstream or value notebooks

This notebooks bring the performance and features that most users need without all the stuff they don't. Though these devices are a bit lighter and smaller than desktop replacements, mainstream notebooks still aren't suitable for business travelers.

&bull 2.5 to 4kg
&bull Approximately 40mm thick
&bull 14-inch display or larger
&bull Value mobile processors, base amounts of memory, and small hard drives
&bull Two fixed or exchangeable internal drives for floppy, CD, CD-RW, or DVD drives
&bull All standard ports
&bull Microsoft Windows XP Home

Desktop replacement

A desktop replacement is prepared for just about anything, but it rarely ever ventures off the compressed path. Because of its big and heavy size they are uncommon to traveler. But these give the best performance and the most features available in a notebook.

&bull 3.5kg or more
&bull Over 40mm thick
&bull 15-inch to 17-inch displays
&bull Fastest mobile or desktop processors, most memory, and largest hard drives
&bull Two exchangeable internal drives for floppy, CD, CD-RW, DVD, or DVD recordable
&bull All standard ports and multimedia connectors
&bull Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional

Tablet PC

They are available in two basic designs: tablets that look like traditional notebooks, but with displays that turn round and fold flat facing outwards, and slates that have no attached keyboard

&bull Less than 2kg (some slates weigh as little as 1kg)
&bull Most of them are compact.
&bull 12-inch digitized displays
&bull Same mobile processors, memory, and hard drives found in ultraportables
&bull No internal CD, CD-RW, or DVD drives
&bull Fewer ports,
&bull Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

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