Linked by the_randymon on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 22:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus is the company that shook up the laptop market a couple of years ago with their introduction of the EeePC netbook. And with their announcement that they will no longer be producing netbooks in 2013, Charles Arthur over at the Guardian UK has declared that the netbook era has now come to an end. Sad news for those of us who still love our netbooks! Harry McCracken over at Time Mag thinks they'll be back. Anybody who spends time wiping the smears off their tablet's touchscreen might agree.
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This is sad
by abcxyz on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 22:52 UTC
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I still hold netbook for one of the best things that has ever happened to the mobile computing. I'll sure keep mine as long as it lasts.

And I while everyone around seems to badly need one, no one has actually provided me with a good reason, why the heck should I (with what my intended use would be) buy a tablet. The only reason that could have come close to being reasonable seems to be better served with e-ink based reader... another device I like and for whose future I fear.

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