Linked by the_randymon on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 22:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus is the company that shook up the laptop market a couple of years ago with their introduction of the EeePC netbook. And with their announcement that they will no longer be producing netbooks in 2013, Charles Arthur over at the Guardian UK has declared that the netbook era has now come to an end. Sad news for those of us who still love our netbooks! Harry McCracken over at Time Mag thinks they'll be back. Anybody who spends time wiping the smears off their tablet's touchscreen might agree.
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The Netbook has been perfected.
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 01:04 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

It is the Microsoft Surface. The form factor is perfect. Detachable keyboard that you don't even know is there, nearly the same WPM as on my laptop keyboard, great for content consumption which Netbooks are positioned for.

It's light, has an eight hour battery life, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg like an Ultrabook.

(Ok, this is an invitation, as Surface isn't exactly the most popular device on OSNews, but I think the form factor and the attachable keyboard is a lot better than alternatives.)

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

It is the Microsoft Surface.


Except it runs Windows. No thanks.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

+1 Insightful.

Not.

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