by David Hakala

A netbook is a physically small portable computer that relies on wireless Internet connectivity to access Web-based services that provide much of the functionality found in more powerful desktop machines. Netbooks typically run Windows XP or some flavor of the Linux operating system rather than the more resource-hungry Vista. Netbooks are significantly cheaper than desktop or notebook computers. But are they worth buying at all?
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What is a Netbook PC and Why Would I Want One?

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Netbooks offer a portable, affordable solution to computing if you’re content to use it a mini PC to browse the Internet, email and do basic Word processing on computer running Windows XP. Netbooks usually cost less than $500.

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