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Netbooks with Windows 7

written by: zoomy942•edited by: Lamar Stonecypher•updated: 12/17/2010

The combination of netbooks with Windows 7 is a wonderful mixture of speed and productivity. Microsoft did an excellent job of providing a lightweight OS to all netbook users.

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    Netbooks with Windows 7

    In the last year, netbooks have exploded onto the laptop scene with more dominance than anyone expected. Millions upon millions have been sold with no end in sight. They are inexpensive, provide basic computing in a small, portable package and have brought computers into the homes and schools of almost everyone. There is one crux to netbooks, however, and that is their default operating system. Windows XP has been used primarily since their inception because Windows Vista was not designed with a small footprint in mind. While XP served its purpose well for many years, it was released before the advent of many modern technologies and thus your netbook is outdated the instant you open the box. Enter Windows 7. Netbooks with Windows 7 have brought a new invigoration to netbooks that Windows XP failed to provide.

    Among the many things Windows 7 provides, longer battery life is a primary benefit. Microsoft went out of their way to rewrite the core of the OS for the mobile market and with a standard netbook, it is not unheard of to clock 6 hours of battery life or more, simply by running this outstanding operating system. Also, the speed at which your netbook will go into standby and hibernate has been improved dramatically. This keeps power drain to a minimum when the system isn't being used. Another standard improvement to netbooks with Windows 7 is the better utilization of screen dimming when running on battery power. The netbook will be very quick to darken the screen at idle and it adds an untold amount of runtime to your system as the screen is the largest power draw of all.

    In addition to battery life, netbooks with Windows 7 can better utilize the admittedly limited hardware of netbooks more effectively than anything else that Microsoft has ever released. Generally, netbooks are shipped with 1 gigabyte of RAM, which this would make them unusable with Windows Vista. Not so with Windows 7, as its optimized memory resource management can keep your system running extremely well regardless of how many applications you have open at a time. The added benefit of this comes with netbooks that happen to have 2 gigabytes of ram. Those machines are extraordinarily fast and will provide nearly every type of user with a usable machine to meet their needs.

    An often overlooked, but extremely important, factor when choosing a netbook operating system is how aesthetically pleasing the user interaction is. If you have a machine you are going to be interacting with on a daily basis, shouldn't it be a rewarding experience? Yes, Windows XP serves a purpose, and yes, Windows Vista seemed to add flair if you ignore the myriad of problems, but Windows 7 raises the bar for operating systems. Not only does it offer an amazing level of stability, but it does it with a beautifully made-over interface. There are desktop gadgets which are free to be placed anywhere on the desktop, unlike Vista's locked sidebar, and the 3D effects work on every netbook available, so no comprises. So during the years you will be using Windows 7, it will be pleasing to the eye instead of a drab and unsatisfying experience.

    This article merely touched a small number of main factors that show Windows 7 and its strengths in the mobile market. Over time, any user will come to find their own list of outstanding features that they will never be able to live without. Simply know that when given the choice of Windows XP and Windows 7, choose Windows 7 because overall, netbooks with Windows 7 bring to the table a wonderful symbiosis of hardware and software.

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