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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how tides have turned
by lqsh on Mon 27th Apr 2009 20:29 UTC
lqsh
Member since:
2007-01-01

It's interesting how a few years ago, most of (all?) the 12" or 13" laptop out there were Macs, and the rest were 15" and 17" laptops.

Now, Apple is criticized for not having a small (enough) laptop.

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RE: how tides have turned
by skingers6894 on Tue 28th Apr 2009 15:03 in reply to "how tides have turned"
skingers6894 Member since:
2005-08-10

Actually if you are saying what I think you are saying it's not quite right.

Apple were the first in the industry to introduce a laptop with 17 Inch display back in the G4 days and they have had one in their range ever since.

So in fact there has never been a point in time where the PC world has had a 17 inch laptop and Apple haven't.

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