There are more people use Notebook because of the moveable make people like to use Notebook. If compare with Personal Desktop PC, notebook increasingly get more attention in the market. Since Centrino claim than it use better power management system, it make user can do more longer working with their notebook than before, also it already reduce the heat that usually happen in the previous product.
When we want to buy a new computer, we have to identify first what the computer use for. Because there are basic difference between desktop PC and notebook.
- Size, we know that the size of notebook is smaller than PC, that size make notebook can use as moveable or portable computer. We can bring anywhere we want.
- Battery, desktop PC does not have battery to powering computer, it usually use direct electricity. But now, the more people completed their computer with the UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). Notebook usually already produce together with the battery.
- Processor, some information told that even the spec of notebook and dekstop PC are same, but the desktop pc processor still have better performance, this is happen because the processor for notebook have to manage the power usage to save to battery life.
- Upgradeable, this is only can be done for desktop PC, because the motherboard has already provided the slots (PCI or something like that), it make easy to add more expansion card to make desktop PC work better or multiple function. But notebook, is not as easy to upgrade or adding additional card except through the PCMCIA or PC Express Card. The only we can easily upgrade for notebook are RAM memory and also the harddisk.
With the 4 big point above, at least we can start to identify our computer need. For someone who need portable computer which can be use anywhere, better we buy a notebook. But if we need a very good computer performance such as for graphic design or video streaming or photo editing or games, desktop PC is the better choose. Some notebook with good processor and big RAM memory also can do that work, but we have to compare apple to apple for the performance, and the answer still dekstop PC better. Maybe that's why when we saw the movie editor, almost of them use desktop PC.
What about if we want to have a very good performance notebook which can be use like what desktop PC can do above. The answer is yes, we can get that kind of notebook, but the different price is so big, I mean this very good performance notebook price can be more than twice if comparing with very good performance PC.
What is Netbook?
Netbook almost similar with notebook, but it design with lower performance to make the design more simple and smaller than notebook, but the netbook battery life can be better than notebook, this is because netbook use the latest processor architecture.
Actually netbook use different processor type, such Intel Atom. The key of the different between netbook vs notebook that netbook usually use for user consumption, then notebook usually use for creator user. For example, netbook can be use for web browser, but notebook can do more, such opening the graphic editor or create the webpage also working with the database.