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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by MOS6510 on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:15 UTC
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I don't understand why people keep comparing tablets and netbooks. They are two different categories.

If you like to compare stuff, compare netbooks with laptops. This is a useful comparison. Does a netbook do a good job or do you need to spend extra cash on a laptop.

A tablet is a touchscreen with a computer hidden beneath it.

If you want a tablet and get a netbook you're not happy and if you really want a netbook and someone gives you a tablet you're not pleased either.

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