Netbooks to replace Notebooks?

By | March 10th, 2009

“If it [a netbook] does replace a low-end notebook then that’s good for us.” Intel CEO Paul Otellini.

Surely it’s good for Intel, but does it make sense? Will Netbooks replace Notebook?

Still many people think that Netbooks are a better option to go for as they are new in market and will replace laptops. In reality, that’s not the case, it all depends on what-is-your-use with the machine. To differentiate between laptop/notebooks and netbooks in one line, I’ll say:

A Notebook is a replica of Desktop PC with small size, whereas, a Netbook is a low powered, less efficient machine to do small task like check emails, play media, chat and surf the web

Netbook Specs:

  • Hardisk 4-80 GB
  • Processor Max: 1.6Ghz
  • Battery Life: 3-4 Cell = 4-5 hours
  • Use: Web Browsing, chatting, Checking Emails, Playing Media
  • Price: 200-500$

netbook and notebook size comparison

Notebook Specs:

  • Hardisk 80-320 GB
  • Processor: Almost anything the Desktop can have
  • Battery life: 6 cells: 2-4 Hours (Need to plug-in for heavy processing)
  • Use: For advance users, Installing and using heavy software like Adobe Photoshop, Netbeans IDE and anything you can do on Desktop
  • Price: $600+

So clearly the current Netbooks can never replace Notebooks, however we can hope for cheaper, lighter, and smaller laptops in future that will be as powerful as the laptops are today.

To support my argument, I have selected this video for you: