An extremely small, highly portable laptop used primarily for surfing the Internet.
I take my netbook to school instead of my laptop because it is smaller.
A small notebook computer designed to be ultra-portable. Extremely lightweight, power friendly, and also very affordable.
Netbooks, however, are usually very weak when it comes to computing power.
Him: Dude, I just got this netbook for 300 bucks!
Her: I hope you like running Linux on a 7-inch screen.
A small inexpensive laptop lacking an optical drive and usually has a screen size of 10 -12 inches. Most of them have a cheap Intel Atom processor who's speed rivals that of a quadriplegic turtle. Usually used by college students as an inexpensive way to view pr0n.
Netbooks are only for small tasks like browsing the internet (as it's name implies.)
A small laptop made back in early 2000
The letters claim that the term netbook is trademarked by the firm that produced the Psion netBook in the early 2000’s.