I get asked all the time whether there’s a difference between a “notebook computer” and a “laptop computer.” There’s no difference; the terms are interchangeable. There’s no consistency in how they’re used.

I just got this notice from Dell’s affiliate program. I have no idea what it means or why this is the new marketing strategy. Maybe Dell has been asked the same question too many times and is determined to rid the industry of the term “notebook” once and for all.

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