Apple’s iPad which was released earlier this year is one of the best selling gadgets of 2010. Prior to the release of iPad, people had their interest in netbooks, but it seems that they are losing their interest now.
What Are Netbooks?
Introduction to netbooks -
Netbooks are basically light-weight compact notebooks, they are designed for the basic computing and for surfing the internet. Light weight and small size makes it easy to carry. However, people might not get satisfied with the screen size and low level configuration.
What are tablet computers?
Introduction to tablet computers -
A tablet is a compact sized electronic device which offers similar features as of a computer or a laptop. The tablets are touch-screens and are designed for surfing the internet.
Netbook Vs Tablet PC: War Of Features -
Netbooks and Tablets both are similar in some aspects, yet they are a lot more different.
Operating System – Most of the netbooks are based on windows, whereas tablets usually run on Android OS.
User Interface – Tablet PCs usually offers a touch-screen interface to the user. There are touch-screen netbooks out there, but the Netbooks are known for offering a similar interface as that of a laptop.
Hardware Specifications – Netbooks are believed to have a better configuration when compared to a Tablet PC. Tablet PCs don’t have keyboards usually and that is the worst part. However, not having a keyboard makes a Tablet PC lighter, portable and compact.
Price – Price of a netbook is lower when compared to a tablet pc, the reason for this thing could be the manufacturing cost. Tablet PCs are a hot gadget these days, they are in demand and they were released lately, these could be a few more reasons which adds up to the difference of the price.
Which one is better?
I guess different people will have different opinions.
Tablet PC can be a good choice for people who need a lot of portability and who like to own a fast and responsive gadget which could be operated easily with a finger-touch.
However Netbooks will be a great choice for people who want a durable mini laptop and who need a keyboard for doing most of the work.
When it comes to my personal opinion, I am a bit attached to netbooks. If you’re confused about buying a gadget, you can always read “3 Factors Which You Should Consider Before Buying A Gadget“.
So, which one do you like and why? You can always use the comments section to share your thoughts.