Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 13:31 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Hardware, Embedded Systems The NPD group has done a study into customer satisfaction among netbook buyers, and they came to some surprisingly unsurprising results. As it turns out, people who expected a notebook when they bought a netbook were more likely to be disappointed than buyers who set out to buy a netbook from the get-go. No doodoo, Sherlock.
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Well, seems that at the end many netbook customers are in fact looking for a quasi-non existent market segment: ultra-cheap notebooks. That was an option I had looked for too, considered my severe lack of cash when my old laptop screen died and now is stuck at home plugged to a monitor.

And i think that, if some companies start to deliver off-the shelf parts to build custom notebooks (in theory possible: we have pci-mini standards for cards and open design cases,standard for optical drives and ssd or hard disks,we just are missing custom laptop mother boards), there is a new whole market segment to explore here.

Simone "Saimon69" Bernacchia

Edited 2009-06-23 18:53 UTC

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