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Difference between Laptop and Netbook

  • Last Updated : 04 Nov, 2020

1. Laptop :
A laptop is a small portable computer having a number of features. It can be treated as the replacement of desktop. Because most of the tasks which are performed in laptop can also be performed by laptop. These are larger in size than Netbook and generally varies from 10 inch to 20 inch. It usually weighs between 1.4 to 5.4 Kgs. Laptops have more features than a netbook by which different types of tasks can be formed. Almost every laptop supports any kind of operating system means latest version of operating systems can be run in this.

Advantages of Laptop :

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  • Larger screen
  • More powerful
  • DVD Drive

Disadvantages of Laptop :



  • Larger and heavier
  • Shorter Battery Life

2. Netbook :
Netbook is a type of smaller size laptop with fewer components. It can’t be treated as replacement of laptop because we can perform many tasks like laptop but not all tasks. These are smaller in size than laptop and generally varies from 7 inch to 13 inch. It usually weighs between 0.9 Kg to 1.4 Kg. Netbooks have less features than a Laptop by which some general tasks can be performed but not higher tasks. As Netbooks are available with low costs so many netbooks run Linux or a previous version of Windows.

Advantages of Netbook :

  • Easy portability
  • Cheaper Replacement Parts
  • Less Cost
  • Useful for normal activities
  • Less price

Disadvantages of Netbook :

  • Less processing power
  • Not good for high processing activities
  • Less features



Difference between Laptop and Netbook :

S.No.LAPTOPNETBOOK
01.A laptop is a small portable computer having a number of features.Netbook is a type of smaller size laptop with fewer components.
02.Laptop can be treated as the replacement of desktop. Because most of the tasks which are performed in laptop can also be performed by laptop.Netbook can’t be treated as replacement of laptop because we can perform many tasks like laptop but not all tasks.
03.Screen Size of laptops are larger than Netbook and generally varies from 10 inch to 20 inch.Screen size of Netbooks are smaller than laptop and generally varies from 7 inch to 13 inch.
04.Generally laptops are little heavier than Netbooks.While netbooks are slimmer and little lighter than laptops.
05.Laptops have shorter battery life.Netbooks have longer battery life.
06.The primary task of a laptop is computing with extra durability.The primary task of a netbook is internet access — web browsing, emailing, etc.
07.Laptops have more features than a netbook by which different types of tasks can be formed.Netbooks have less features than a Laptop by which some general tasks can be performed but not higher tasks.
08.In choice of cost it is not a better choice as laptop cost is higher than netbook.In choice of cost it is a good choice as Netbook cost is less than a laptop.
09.In portability point of view laptop can be a burden in carrying due to its larger size.In portability point of view it is easier to carry as its size is small.
10.For gaming a laptop can be performed.For gaming a netbook can be performed.

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