notebook : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary



Notebook computers are even smaller and lighter than laptops. Some people use the terms interchangeably. You might get the idea from Motorola Xoom ads that this Android class of computer is even faster than desktops. Not so. Notebooks typically have 1 Ghz processors. Desktops typically have 2 to 6 3Ghz processor cores. Notebooks can’t use high performance processors because fast CPUs (Central Processing Units) consume too much power and would drain the batteries. The distinction between a notebook and a smart cellphone is blurred.

Shopping for a Notebook

electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, 2GB)to electronic home
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This is first and foremost a very inexpensive computer. It is very stripped down, light weight, only 1¼ kg (2.76 lbs), primarily designed to be portable. It has a mere 2 MB of RAM. Battery life is 8.5 hours. It has a small 11.6” screen. It has a relatively sluggish 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron processor. It has no hard disk at all, but it has a 16 GB SSD, which is faster, quieter and uses less power than than a hard drive, but has a microscopic capacity. 32 GB model also available. It has built-in WiFi. You could use this machine to take notes, or browse the web where you have WiFi access. Don’t even think about trying to run things like Adobe Photoshop or IntelliJ. There is no room on it for storing videos or music. Specs.
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