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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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Outside limits
by Earl C Pottinger on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 02:37 UTC
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Please note the limits put onto net-books by both Intel and Microsoft plus others.

To my knowledge, no net-book comes with more that one memory slot nor do they any net-books let you expand memory to more than 2GBs. That limit alone cripples applications.

Second, Window Starter refuses to set my Aspire One built-in display to a greater resolution than 1024*600, yet the Device Manager shows I have a 1280*1024 display and Haiku-OS does let me use this resolution. The text may be small but pictures look great.

Limits like these imposed by marketing people are why net-books are dying as a class of computer.

Edited 2013-01-03 02:38 UTC

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