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Notebook Computer Terms
UltraPortables are the second smallest group of Notebooks. Laptops or Notebooks come in all shapes and sizes; to make your job easier, they have been classified into different groups; here's a quick rundown:
Tablet PC (smallest) Size of a paper tablet or notepad, less than 3 pounds.
UltraPortable (small) <11" x <10" Less than 1.3 inches thick, less than 4 pounds.
Thin and Light (mid-size) 11-14" x <11" 1 to 1.4 inches thick, from 5 to 7 pounds.
Desktop Replacements (largest) >13" x >11" More than 1.5 inches, more than 7 pounds and up
Just as the name implies, these notebooks are very portable. Designed to be easily carried anywhere - airports, meetings, hotels, etc. -- its light weight makes it a favorite of the business traveler. Even though it doesn't have the full functionality of the larger notebooks.
If you do a lot of traveling and don't want to lug around a heavier notebook - the UltraPortable is for you.
In recent years, the UltraPortable notebook is often referred to as a Netbook. These small portable devices keeps one connected to the web - at all times. You can see a sampling of the best netbooks here.
Here's a handy YouTube video compiling the "TOP 5 Ultraportable Laptops 2011"
The Notebook Guide
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