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 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, "Asus crams Ryzen 4000 and powerful GeForce RTX graphics into a tiny 14-inch laptop," 6 Jan. 2020 Prior to the iPad, netbooks were beginning to take hold as the mobile computing platform of the future. CNN Underscored, "10 tech products that changed tech," 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, "$600 Chromebooks are a dangerous development for Microsoft," 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, "Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink," 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, "Hargrave High adds 200 classroom laptops due to dual credit enrollment growth," 13 Dec. 2017 Other Sylvan school locations were able to provide temporary replacement netbooks, iPads and writing materials. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Harvey's destruction motivates partnership between Lake Houston area businesses," 27 Oct. 2017 Coming in at a not-too-pricey $470 over at Amazon (the list price is $535), the new Wind U120 offers absolutely no surprises for the netbook-aware. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Second Generation MSI Wind Goes on Sale," 23 Jan. 2009

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First Known Use of netbook

2007, in the meaning defined above

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“Netbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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