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Old 07-23-2010, 03:00 PM
Hooch Tan
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Default The Demise of the Netbook Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Remember all those talking heads who predicted that tablets and low-cost laptops would kill off the humble netbook? Well, consumer interest in such entry-level devices has apparently shown little sign of waning. Indeed, according to principal ABI analyst Jeff Orr, netbooks are not replacing laptops or PCs - but they are being purchased as complementary platforms."</em></p><p><img src="" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The much maligned netbook seems to have quite a bit of life left in it.&nbsp; I can certainly see the appeal of a low cost, light weight computing device that is "just enough."&nbsp; Of course, phones are becoming that in many ways, but they do lack the form factor unless you are willing to go the RedFly route.&nbsp; I think that the trend of netbooks also speaks larger about consumer buying patterns as well.&nbsp; A single computer for a person, let alone a household is a thing of the past.&nbsp; Computers are becoming much more ubiquitous and we are looking to collect multiple devices, each designed to accomplish specific tasks.&nbsp; Yes, the age of computing appliances has arrived.&nbsp; Has anyone recently bought a netbook over a larger, low cost notebook lately?&nbsp; If so, what were your reasons for doing so?</p>
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