notebook vs laptop

Is notebook the “normal” term now for a laptop, or has it always been the
preferred term for that style computer?

For some reason I thought they were always called “laptops”, but I’m seeing
more and more references to “notebook” lately.


Rodney

Re: notebook vs laptop

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> Is notebook the “normal” term now for a laptop, or has it always been the
> preferred term for that style computer?
>
> For some reason I thought they were always called “laptops”, but I’m seeing
> more and more references to “notebook” lately.

I thought notebook was the more “old-fashioned” term and laptop is more
current

Re: notebook vs laptop

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> Is notebook the “normal” term now for a laptop, or has it always been the
> preferred term for that style computer?
>
> For some reason I thought they were always called “laptops”, but I’m seeing
> more and more references to “notebook” lately.
>

I think laptop is the general name of all computers that can be used on
your lap. A notebook is a class within laptops that are thinner and
lighter. Nowdays though, most laptops are notebooks.

I may be TOOMA though.

  • Gilby

Re: notebook vs laptop

> Is notebook the “normal” term now for a laptop, or has it always been the
> preferred term for that style computer?
>
> For some reason I thought they were always called “laptops”, but I’m
seeing
> more and more references to “notebook” lately.

I developt some years ago, that it’s an advantage to have
a site per theme and language.

Since I have http://notebook.pege.org as my German notebook site,
I plan to use laptop.pege.org for the English translation.

I had the impression, that notebook is some % more often used in German,
but Laptop little bit more used in English


Roland Mösl
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Originally, laptop was a portable computer that had a flip up screen, so it could be used on the lap. Notebooks were a smaller, thinner, lighter laptop that came out in the mid '90s. However, in the last few years, the terms have become pretty interchangeable. Mine was marketed as a “laptop”, but at 4.4 lbs is pretty lite and "notebook"ish. The only smaller one I can think of is a Sony that’s about the size of a VHS tape… Some of the Vaio’s have been pretty small too, but the one I’ve seen needed a docking station for the DVD/CDRW drive, while mine is builtin (and was a bundle cheaper too!)