Netbooks are a class of subnotebooks. Introduced in late 2007, the tiny laptops are optimized for long battery life, low weight, and cost. Netbooks typically feature a screen ranging from 6-12″ in size, weigh around 2 pounds, and have 5-10 hour battery run times.
Technological changes that made large-screen, yet thin-and-light laptops possible and economical (as well as the rise in popularity of tablet computing) have put a substantial dent in the netbook market.
- By Jason Fitzpatrick on 05/17/13