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]: Thom is still wrong.
by NathanHill on Tue 28th Apr 2009 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom is still wrong."
NathanHill
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2006-10-06

I agree if it is just a form factor, but who really cares about form factors?

Netbooks are most often being identified by what they do. Those little laptops that are called netbooks do qualify - they are intended to be ultra portable machines for doing some internet work, note taking or whatever. In that sense, an iPod Touch is a netbook.. and a pretty awesome one at that.

That's my point.

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