Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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17" vs 13"
by lqsh on Mon 27th Apr 2009 18:24 UTC
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I think we all get lost in the wording.

I have a 17" laptop and and 13" Macbook. Should I automatically be calling my Macbook a Netbook since the screen is much smaller?

If not, why should I call my 10" Netbook a Netbook, just because the screen is smaller?

It was a huge mistake creating a new category called a netbook just because it has a smaller screen, in my opinion.

Edited 2009-04-27 18:25 UTC

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