Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 23:23 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After the incredible success of the Asus Eee PC, other manufacturers are ready to get their piece of the pie. This means that within the next few months we are going to see this segment go from just two devices - the Eee PC and the Nanobook (which has yet to come out in the U.S. but which we have been hearing about for some time) - to many more." Another article on the Eee says: "Five of the 10 best-selling notebooks, including the top three models this weekend do not run Windows or Mac OS X. In fact, they are different models of the same diminutive notebook the Asus Eee PC - that runs on Linux."
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RE: Call me skeptical...
by sbergman27 on Thu 31st Jan 2008 13:04 UTC in reply to "Call me skeptical..."
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Trying to draw artificial distinctions between ultra-portables and cell-phones is silly.


Tomcat is *really* grasping at straws, here.

Here is a high end cell phone:

http://tinyurl.com/2xn3tz

And here is an ultramobile PC:

http://tinyurl.com/2sbmtp

That anyone would try to claim that drawing a distinction between these very different devices is "silly" is simply unbelievable. In fact, it seems to me that one would have to have strong ulterior motives for making such a bizarre claim, and no more credible alternative to pursue.

I'd be embarrassed if I were the one driven to make it.

Edited 2008-01-31 13:06 UTC

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