Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Sep 2009 11:27 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems According to Apple, the netbook market is not a market they want to partake in, because they believe the current crop of netbooks is not good enough. Well, good enough or not, netbook sales are still growing like crazy, according to the latest figures from DisplaySearch.
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Truth is...
by NathanHill on Tue 1st Sep 2009 14:41 UTC
NathanHill
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2006-10-06

I am waiting to see what Apple will do, because I can't bring myself to buy a Netbook yet. There are umpteen different models out there, but they all have the same lame processor, lame graphics, limited hd options, cramped keyboard, and pathetic battery life.

If Apple enters this market, they will dominate because they will try to get the software right.

Whereas everyone else is just putting XP and Linux on these netbooks and hoping they work alright.

Of course, if Dell or some other company came out with cool software features and a specially designed OS package for a netbook, I would look seriously at them too.

Heck, I would even live with poor battery life and a cramped keyboard if the thing makes my life easier.

Of course, we all are waiting for the ION platform, so who knows? It may change my mind too.

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RE: Truth is...
by phoenix on Tue 1st Sep 2009 17:41 in reply to "Truth is..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

I am waiting to see what Apple will do, because I can't bring myself to buy a Netbook yet. There are umpteen different models out there, but they all have the same lame processor, lame graphics, limited hd options, cramped keyboard, and pathetic battery life.
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Of course, we all are waiting for the ION platform, so who knows? It may change my mind too.


If only someone had the balls to pair a Via Nano CPU with an nVidia ION chipset, then we'd have a NetBook that could (possibly) replace a small laptop. Portability and power in one!

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RE: Truth is...
by Bobthearch on Tue 1st Sep 2009 18:36 in reply to "Truth is..."
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

XP runs great on my Asus Eeepc. What's your gripe?

The battery time is also phenomenal compared to a regular laptop. How much run time would you consider sufficient?

Just curious...

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RE: Truth is...
by B12 Simon on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 09:27 in reply to "Truth is..."
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

I hope this as yet unreleased Apple netbook is a long way from your lap when it explodes ;)

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