Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 11:03 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Hardware, Embedded Systems In the current economic climate, it's hard to make any sane predictions one way or the other. While we receive continuous reports that netbooks are the saving grace of the PC market, the light at the end of the tunnel, the beacon of hope, the Fiona Apple among the rest of the mediocre musician crowd, the, err, (okay I'm out of metaphors), we are now getting a report which states that during the first quarter of 2009, netbooks have not met their sales estimates.
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Poor Apple
by John.Gustafsson on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 12:09 UTC
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1. Apple must be so sad that they are missing the savior of the PC business wave. Seriously, 900,000 EeePCs at what profit margin?
2. I feel fine about having upgraded to MacOS X. It's a viable route and a fine operating system.

I personally think that netbooks will mostly be sold to two type types of customers. Those that really want a really small portable computer, and those that end up being quite disappointed because what works fine on a desktop monitor doesn't work quite as well on a really small laptop monitor.

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