net·​book | \ ˈnet-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce netbook (audio) \

Definition of netbook

: a small portable computer designed primarily for wireless Internet access

Examples of netbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It can be folded to a 90-degree angle, like the Z Flip, and used like a netbook or mini laptop with the optional keyboard. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 30 Dec. 2020 Menifee is a one-to-one district—each child has access to a tablet or netbook—with some 15 schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade; there are 10 books in the district’s English curriculum. Maria Bustillos, The New Republic, 22 Dec. 2020 Due partly to thermal concerns, most gaming laptops span 15.6 or even 17 inches, with tiny 14-inch form factors reserved for the likes of netbooks and thin-and-lights. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, 6 Jan. 2020 Prior to the iPad, netbooks were beginning to take hold as the mobile computing platform of the future. CNN Underscored, 24 Dec. 2019 In a lot of regards, Chromebooks are hitting the same price points—with the same compromises—as netbooks did in the mid-2000s. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 1 Sep. 2018 Part netbook and part convertible, this year's edition remains quirky but seems more practical and less cumbersome than the original. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, 2 Nov. 2018 In order to fill this need, the Huffman ISD school board approved the purchase of 200 netbook computers and about 12 storage carts for use in Hargrave High School classrooms during the Nov. 13 board meeting. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, 13 Dec. 2017 Other Sylvan school locations were able to provide temporary replacement netbooks, iPads and writing materials. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of netbook

2007, in the meaning defined above

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“Netbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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