Chapter 1. Notebooks Versus Desktops: Differences and Similarities

You’ve just purchased a new notebook PC. Or maybe you’re thinking of purchasing one. Whatever the case, you probably have some questions about just what a notebook PC is, what it does, and how it’s different from a traditional desktop PC.

Those are good questions to ask. And this chapter is where you’ll find the answers.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Notebook PCs

A notebook PC is like any other personal computer you’ve ever used, just smaller and more portable. Some people call them notebooks, some call them laptops, some call them portable PCs; whatever name you use, you’re talking about a personal computer in a thin, lightweight package, complete with LCD screen, capable ...

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