We aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but you can tell a lot about the lid of a notebook. Who makes it, how big the screen is, what color options are available; but you can’t always tell what model it is. Your best bet is to go ask the person using it what model it is, if they can’t find it look on the bottom or where the screen meets the body, but if you aren’t able to interrupt or are too shy Bing Visual Search has a new way for you to identify a notebook by how it looks.
The new visual search is in beta, and for good reason, since the initial laptop listing is as helpful as searching Bing for Bing. As you can see in the screenshot below the first glance is row after row of black screened computers with only a bit of wallpaper to differentiate.
Thankfully, if your potential notebook stands out in the crowd or is part of the major categories the search gets even easier. For example, you can search the top netbooks and see a more manageable number of choices.
Mousing over any of the images will provide you with more information about the specific notebook so that you know what you’re looking at.