As technology gets more advanced, more of it can get crammed into tinier spaces. Mobile devices used to be heavy, clunky items that could just barely get the job done; they just didn't have the oomph that your desktop workstation had. Today business owners are adopting portable powerhouses like tablets and high-end smart phones to stay connected, but for those on the go often, a laptop or netbook is often a good way to go as well. The Laptop/Netbook debate has gone on since Netbooks first emerged on the market, so let's take a look at the benefits of both.
- Modern notebook PCs can be pretty powerful, often comparable to modern workstations.
- Larger laptops have larger screens, which for some of us is an important feature.
- Laptops are generally priced a little more expensive than their desktop alternatives, but the difference has decreased rapidly over the years.
- Compared to Netbooks, laptops have more computing capabilities.
- Most laptops support internal CD and DVD drives, and can even support Blu-Ray.
- The larger keyboard on a laptop is more ergonomic for extended use.
- The more powerful the laptop, the faster the price increases compared to desktops.
- Depending on your screen size, laptops can be fairly heavy and bulky, making them slightly less convenient and portable.
- Larger screens and powerful hardware can lead to drastically shorter battery life.
- Netbooks aren't powerhouses, but most can handle basic tasks fairly well.
- Netbooks are smaller and much easier to travel with.
- Netbooks are typically under the $500 mark, many of them under $300.
- With smaller screens and more efficient hardware, netbooks often boast longer battery life
- Once you want to do some heavy lifting like video editing, netbooks fall short.
- The smaller keyboard can be hard to type on for extended periods for some.
- The smaller screens can be harder to work with for some users.
- No internal CD/DVD support.