The Difference between Android Tablet and Netbook
Android tablet and netbook are the two devices that cater to the computing needs of people while being mobile. A notebook is more or less like a laptop which is a small computer. Tablet is a further improvement of laptops which are sleek and small.
A netbook is a small to medium sized, lightweight, low-cost, energy-efficient laptop, generally optimized for internet based services such as web browsing and e-mailing. Android Tablet is a slate-shaped mobile computer, equipped with a touchscreen or graphics tablet/screen hybrid technology which allows the user to operate the computer with a stylus or digital pen, or a fingertip, instead of a keyboard or mouse.
Here are the main differences between android tablet and netbook.
1. Netbooks have a physical keyboard while tablets have a touch screen interface. The main input device of tablets is the touch sensitive screen. If one does not want to use handwriting recognition, one can also pull out an on-screen keyboard that one can use for input.
2. Tablets are more prone to damage compared to netbooks due to their improved mobility and overall design. They are always exposed to the harsher environment than netbooks.
3. Their main functions vary. If your digital lifestyle requires serious content creation or management, a laptop or netbook makes a lot of sense. However, if content creation is a low priority, an iPad or other tablets could really enhance the way you consume information.
4. Tablets cost a lot more compared to netbooks due to the changes in the design that allow for their functionality. On the other end of the spectrum, the biggest draw for netbooks is very slow, often at half of what a standard notebook would sell for.
The only real reason to get a tablet is if your job keeps you on your feet all the time and it is necessary to hold the device in one hand and using the other to operate it. For most people who simply need a small and light computer that they can move from one desk or bench to another, a netbook would probably suffice.