- a small, lightweight laptop computer used especially for Internet access and email.
Origin of netbook
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Examples from the Web for netbook
"The Netbook," which is now only compatible with iPhone and iPad devices, is available to download from the iTunes App store.Michelle Obama’s Tory Burch Dress Sells Out; Target Announces Latest Collaboration with Peter Pilotto
The Fashion Beast Team
September 16, 2013
By all accounts, the company's first tablet PC—an answer to the netbook explosion—will be released sometime next year.
Well, unless you illegally hack it and put it on a $150 netbook, like I did last month.
Mac OS X is actually bigger than the whole hard drive on my current netbook, anyway.
With Google now building a Linux-based netbook OS of its own, those last barriers to entry will be removed.
- a type of small laptop computer
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