from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A portable computer that is smaller than a notebook computer.

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  • n. A small, lightweight laptop computer, smaller than a notebook computer.


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  • Today at Boing Boing Gadgets, we helped Carnegie Mellon University make AI smarter by playing casual games; saw Intel announce and unannounce an Atom-based iphone; confused Shoryuken for Schubert; and found that MSI's Wind subnotebook is as good as the Eee PC.

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  • It's Apple's entry into the lightweight portable computer market known as the subnotebook, often used by business travelers and popularized by companies such as Toshiba and Sony.


  • The Kindle is a more natural form factor for these tasks (reading books, websites, and email) than a subnotebook, and I believe Kindle-like products will dominate this category in a few years. —

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  • That applies even in the price-sensitive entry-level subnotebook market, as IDC analyst Felipe Rego explained to the paper:

    Discount Notebook Prices Could Rise Before Christmas | Lifehacker Australia

  • And there was much exasperation from Beschizza as he fired off a polite British philippic at a gadget industry that can't seem to tell the difference between a UMPC and a subnotebook.

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  • Dubbed the Pavilion DV2, HP's 12. 1-inch subnotebook weighs 3.8 pounds and measures 1.3 inches thick.

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  • Granted, Apple's subnotebook has the DV2 beat in every way.

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  • HP's competitor to the MacBook Air isn't lighter, thinner or more attractive than Apple's subnotebook.

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  • The thing that I took away from that article, other than increased hope for the long overdue subnotebook from Apple is this:

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  • Despite their protestations of revolutionary design, the Foleo looks just like another subnotebook.

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