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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The netbook market never died, it just matured at 11.6" with a 1366x768 resolution.

I can get an Elitebook, MacBook, or Thinkpad at this size. Yes, the price range is $500 - $1200 new, but portability is king these days, and the build quality is awesome compared to any $250 notebook.

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