Notebook is an alternative term for Laptop PCs. These portable devices contain the PC's keyboard, monitor, and mouse input in a single unit, in a folding "book"-style form factor. In otherwords, it is a battery- or AC-powered PC normally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and handily used in temporary spaces such as in libraries, airplanes, temporary offices, and at meetings.

In 1989, The Compaq LTE launched a device known as notebook computer worldwide. It is moderately small in dimensions i.e. 1.9*8.5*11 inches similar to an A4 paper notebook. Later IBM ThinkPad was released which was measuring 10.4 inch screen in a notebook measuring 2.2*8.3*11.7 inches. However, another notebook Gateway Handbook was originally released in 1992 and upgraded to utilize a 486 processor in late 1993. This notebook was only 9.7 inches wide, 5.9 inches deep, and 1.6 inches (41 mm) high, and weighed less than three pounds. 

Some facts about Notebook

  • Main manufactures of notebook are Apple, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, etc.
  • Notebooks usually come in the sizes of real notebooks to the near PDA sizes.
  • DVD drives not integrated in notebooks but it can be externally attached though.
  • Generally does not have an effectual cooling system as processing power is lesser than Laptops.
  • Can weigh less than 5 pounds and is 3 inches or less in thickness
  • Notebooks are not very supple with their hardware configurations since its size is small


  • Portability
  • Low power consumption
  • Comparatively small


  • Software and hardware limitation
  • Expensive upgrades
  • Produces more heat
  • Difficult to replace CPU, graphics chip or motherboard 

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