In the last ten years, this type of device has become popular, such as budget laptops and netbooks. These novelties fully cope with the work tasks of the student, and thanks to mass production, more people are available. The leader in the production of such models is the Taiwanese company Acer. The very same Taiwan company successfully prepares Acer drivers for this product line.
Netbooks as a separate category of laptops were allocated from the category of subnotebooks in the first quarter of 2008 by Intel. The size of the diagonal of netbooks is from 7 to 12.1 inches. Netbooks are aimed at browsing the web, working with e-mail and office programs. For these laptops, special energy-efficient processors Intel Atom, VIA C7, VIA Nano, AMD Geode are developed. Small screen size, a small keyboard and low performance of such devices are compensated by a reasonable price and a relatively long battery life. Dimensions usually do not allow you to install an optical drive in the netbook, but a Wi-Fi adapter is a must. There is an opinion that netbooks are actively being pushed out of the market by Internet tablets, but now after a few years, I'll note that tablets are much less convenient to use.
Budget laptops - laptops with low price and limited capabilities. Such laptops are based on cheap Intel Celeron M processors and AMD Mobile Sempron, as well as younger Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD Turion processors, sometimes using VIA C7 processors. Budget processors often do not have the best energy efficiency, which adversely affects the battery life of laptops. In a number of super-budget models, there is no Wi-Fi adapter. The diagonal of the budget laptop screen is usually 14-15 ", although a number of manufacturers offer models with a diagonal of 17".
A special position in the range of budget notebooks is occupied by netbooks with a screen diagonal of 7 - 10.2 inches. These devices were originally developed for the lower price segment, but their performance and operating comfort are low and the cost of many models is comparable to conventional budget notebooks, which makes them not the best choice for the role of the main computer.
As a rule, these novelties of technology can be delivered with or without the operating system for saving money of the buyer. To be more precise, budget laptops are often delivered without a preinstalled operating system, either with a preinstalled FreeDOS or an OS based on GNU/Linux. The Acer drivers company produces for all types of laptops and for all operating systems, regardless of their cost.