Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Nov 2008 12:42 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks are still all the rage these days, but according to Intel, this is going to change soon. The company has stated that they first thought that netbooks, who are almost exclusively powered by Intel chips, would be for emerging markets, but as it turns out, they are especially popular in Europe and North America. Intel claims that while these devices are "fine for an hour", they are not something for day to day use. And AMD? They are ignoring the market altogether.
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RE[5]: Why I bought a netbook
by Daniel Borgmann on Sat 29th Nov 2008 23:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Why I bought a netbook"
Daniel Borgmann
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So do internet tablets (n-series) and (future) phones, arguably doing a better job at this (especially the portability part).

In my view, the only thing that really sets netbooks apart from phones is that they are better for developing/productivity. As notebooks become lighter (Air...) and phones more powerful, I find it hard to see a compelling reason for their existence that is not related to cost.

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