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Friday, February 05, 2010

Who's Who? : Terminology world of Portable Computers

1. The have been a pleothra of terms related to small portable computers in form of Laptop, Leaptop, Netbook, Notebook, Smartbook, Tablet,UMPC, Air Book etc all of which represent the segment that mass of the people call or refer to just as Lap Top's.But there exists a difference between all of these.....I have tried to extract out the thin line difference that exists between these all terms :

- Laptop :

Main Purpose : Device that serves either as a desktop replacement or a portable gaming rig.
Characteristics : Large screen,full QWERTY Keyboard.


Main Purpose : Device which is small and light weight device meant basically for internet and the cloud for the people on the move.
Characteristics : Small Size,Light Weight,Long Battery Life.

- Notebook :

Main purpose : Used basically for documents and presentations.
Characteristics : Sleek and Lightweight,large screen

- Smart Book :

Main purpose : Hybrid between smart phone and notebook with range of connectivity options.
Characteristics : Long battery life,Light weight.

- Tablet :

Main Purpose : Is like a digital slate with a full touc hscreen surface and no keyboard.
Characteristics : Basically a large touchscreen

- UMPC :

Main purpose : Stands for Ultra Mobile PC,a tablet with a sliding keyboard.
Characteristic : Low processing power.

- Air Book :

Main purpose : Macintosh AirBook by Apple which is positioned as the ultraportable in Apple's MacBook Family and was introduced at the Macworld Conference & Expo on January 15, 2008.

Characteristic : 13.3-inch glossy LED backlight TFT LCD widescreen display, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and integrated nVidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

- Leap Top : Just a laptop branded by HCL India it has trademarks for the term leaptop.

2. I actually got confused in these thin boundary differences...but thats the way it is in the market of brands.

3. Thanks DIGIT and Wiki.

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