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A portable computer that is smaller than a notebook computer.


(ˈsʌbˌnoʊt bʊk)
a laptop computer smaller and lighter than a notebook, typically weighing less than 5 pounds (2.3 kg).
[1990–95, Amer.]
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3 ( ANI ): Intel-powered ultrabooks have emerged as a major flop in the technology market after sales predictions for the high-end sub-notebook were slashed by over 50 percent.
ARM, a processor architecture developed by ARM Holdings in the UK, offer less computing punch than the Atom chip, but requires less power and produces less heat, making it a perfect solution for sub-notebook computers.
5Gb/s interface and 5,400 RPM spin speed, the MKxx17GSG series offers small and light-weight solutions at increased data transfer rates for enhanced performance in sub-notebook PCs.
IT looks like Asus have kick-started a trend with their tiny Linux-based Eee sub-notebook PC, reviewed in this column a while back.
Mobile phone giant Nokia is also rumored to be investigating the market for sub-notebook style computers based on embedded software.
NYSE:HIT) has chosen 3Com to equip its new sub-notebook PC with internal LAN functionality.
Hitachi has been building Xircom's high-performance MiniPCI modems into our newest sub-notebook products for over a month," said Tugio Momose, general manager of Hitachi's PC Division.
The new sub-notebook should be offered to customers beginning in the first quarter of 1997, he said.
Frost & Sullivan said smaller sub-notebook computers will grow at an even faster compound annual rate - 21 percent.
Evidence of this trend lies in the 80386, 80486 and Pentium-based notebook and sub-notebook computers that are now taking the world by storm.
The report begins with an introduction section comprising an overview of the personal computer (PC) sector including their usage in various aspects of modern life followed by brief information on various types of personal computers including the Desktop, Laptop, Notebook, Sub-notebook, Rugged PC, Netbook, Tablet PC and mobile PC devices.
5V, enabling space savings in a variety of applications, including notebook and sub-notebook PCs, portable gaming terminals, set-top boxes, HDTVs and Personal Video Recorders (PVR).