When you walk into a coffee shop it is easy to wonder if anyone actually uses their computer’s at home. It seems like everyone has their computer plugged in and is bent over their keyboards. People love the fact that they can go anywhere and still use their computers. As a result, the computer companies are constantly working to create computers that are easy to take along with you no matter where you go.
If you are someone who likes to leave home and take you computer with you, you already know just how bulky and cumbersome even laptops can be. Not only do you have to make sure that you have your laptop, you also have to worry about making sure you bring your cord, your flash drive, and if you hate the touchpad as much as I do a mouse. Hauling all of this around is not easy.
If you are constantly on the go, you are going to want something smaller, lighter, and more durable than the laptop you are currently working on. You are also going to want a computer that doesn’t have any moving parts. Now you just have to decide if you should get a netbook or an ultra-book.
The great thing about the ultra-books is that they have really great displays and they are a bit lighter than mini-laptops. The problem is that they can be quite expensive. Most people are hesitant when it comes to dragging an expensive piece of equipment to places where it could get stolen.
Netbooks are a bit larger, the display is good, but not quite as big as an ultra-book, and most models aren’t capable of doing quite as many things as the ultra-book. On the other hand, the netbooks have been around longer and have more of the bugs worked out, and they are very sturdy, plus they are usually more affordable.
When it comes to choosing between the two you are going to have to consider your lifestyle, and how hard you are on your electronics.