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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RE[2]: And some more...
by lqsh on Mon 27th Apr 2009 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE: And some more..."
lqsh
Member since:
2007-01-01

if Apple doesn't want to provide a product for users who need true computing in a portable device, so be it.


Apple does have a portable computing device, it's a MacBook. Guess what, your Netbook is a laptop too.

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RE[3]: And some more...
by Bobthearch on Mon 27th Apr 2009 19:05 in reply to "RE[2]: And some more..."
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I suppose if you were to create a chart displaying the classification hierarchy of computers, Netbook would be one type of a laptop, in that it folds and has a keyboard on one side and screen on the other.

But so what?

Are you really suggesting that Apple has a product that's comparable to an EeePC? They don't.

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RE[4]: And some more...
by lqsh on Mon 27th Apr 2009 20:27 in reply to "RE[3]: And some more..."
lqsh Member since:
2007-01-01

You're right Apple does not have a very small laptop.

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