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Ludwig Von Cookie Koopa

I hate designating computer types via commercialism TRON

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Tripredacus    286

I cheaped out and now just get $10 USB keyboards. Even the one I am using right now is some cheapy I scavenged from my old company when they went out of business. It doesn't even have the Num-Lock key on it. :}

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I like the regular built keyboard over the flat keyboards. Even the heavier Amiga keyboards is nicer then the more recent ones.

laptop to notebook terminology i

explain this one to me?

To me a laptop ( notebook etc ) is just a portable computer . I understand that a PC is just an extra big Microcomputer ( like a micro controller ) but can do multiple tasks and workstations is one task machine.

How is the labtop even different then a notebook. I see ( I remember seeing somewhere in pre 2010 ) business people with laptops with hug antennas messaging, and most of the work done with high-end graphics is done on laptops ( like the i book ).

The only difference I could think of is the cost effective technology.

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dencorso    532

Laptops are way bigger and heavier than notebooks, which are about twice as big and three times heavier than a netbook (and netbooks have 7", 9" or more usually 10" displays, while notebooks have moure usual sizes of display). I don't think laptops are produced anymore.

Still just for the record, what cannot be called but "Everything you ever wanted to know about keyboards and never dared to ask":

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html

Great link, jaclaz! Thanks a lot! :thumbup

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Tripredacus    286

I actually own a "laptop" computer. There is a distinct design difference for sure. The reason for the name change was that laptop's got a bad name because while they were portable (like how the Apple II C was portable yeah right) they were heavy and caused discomfort. Notebook was an obvious choice since it looked more like a paper notebook. Of course one thing neither type can get away from is how they both can burn people's legs. :angry:

My laptop ways between 5-10 pounds. I have not weighed it, just a guess. Not something I'd like to put on my lap. The only times I've used it was on a desk, so you would think it was a desktop. The laptop I have is the infamous "space shuttle" model (being used on the space shuttle) and a member of the urban legend that it can survive being dropped out of a helicopter and still work. Behold the GRiDCase!

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1054

The one I have is not the one in the picture, but you can see that a laptop's screen folds up from the middle of the chassis, rather than on the outside edge like in a Notebook.

Obligatory Jaclaz smiley: :w00t:

Obligatory Jaclaz links:

http://www.sinasohn.com/cgi-bin/clascomp/bldhtm.pl?computer=gridcs3

http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/gridcase-2/index.html

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