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10 Types of Computers

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Netbook
Netbooks are smaller and cheaper than laptops.
Netbooks are smaller and cheaper than laptops.
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Netbooks are ultra-portable computers that are even smaller than traditional laptops. The extreme cost-effectiveness of netbooks (roughly $300 to $500) means they're cheaper than almost any brand-new laptop you'll find at retail outlets. However, netbooks' internal components are less powerful than those in regular laptops.


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