Netbook vs. UMPC vs. MID Chart

Jane Perez from Atlanta, Georgia emailed us this tech question last night:
"Dear TechPinas, [...] what is the difference between
1. a netbook and a UMPC
2. a netbook and a handheld MID ?"

Hi Jane! Thanks for the inquiry!

We have actually discussed that topic in the past. You can check out our Netbook vs. Notebook post HERE.

To help you better understand the differences between the types of PCs that you mentioned, check out this flowchart courtesy of

So if you're asking, 'What's the difference between a netbook and an MID?' The MID does NOT have a full PC Operating System like Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.

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