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Old 04-03-2010, 03:00 PM
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Default The Life of a Netbook; Short and Sweet

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.windowsfordevices.com/c/a/News/DigiTimes-report-on-netbook-plans/' target='_blank'>http://www.windowsfordevices.com/c/...-netbook-plans/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Quoting unnamed sources from netbook manufacturers, DigiTimes reported yesterday that HP and Dell -- the world's number one and number three PC manufacturers -- are scaling back production due to disappointing sales of new netbooks powered by Intel&rsquo;s new Atom N450 "Pineview" processor. (The story was posted on April 1 report, but the pretty-much-all-business DigiTimes has never been known for its practical jokes.)"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1270273736.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>It seems like only yesterday that I heard about the original ASUS eee netbook.&nbsp; A liliputian 7" micro-laptop that was designed for light duty, portability and a really low price point.&nbsp; Since then, the netbook has changed dramatically as manufacturers tried hard to figure out what consumers wanted.&nbsp; Now, there is news that HP and Dell are not selling them as well as one would like.&nbsp; There could be a lot of reasons for this; saturation of the market, nothing exciting about the new netbooks, other alternatives such as smart phones and slate tablets.&nbsp; I honestly think that even if the netbook disappears, it has done a fair bit to invigorate the market.&nbsp; Since the netbook, we have seen much more experimentation and as much as I hate change, I consider this to be a good thing.&nbsp; Hopefully, the momentum will keep up and we will see more changes.</p>
 
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