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blommep
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re: Netbooks headed for extinction
blommep   4/19/2013 5:44:21 PM
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A netbook is a heavily crippled small form factor laptop that's not allowed to have more than 1024x600 screen resolution or 1GB RAM. Furthermore, its atom processor typically has about the same performance per core as at the introduction (2008?) (but 2 cores instead of 1), thereby making it unpractical for web surfing... I have the feeling that netbooks are pointless now, as tablets and even phones have surpassed them, both in terms of cost and performance, even though I personally prefer the 'laptop' form factor for websurfing in the couch...

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geekmaster   4/19/2013 4:54:15 PM
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I still love my netbook. Still use Office on it. Are Chromebooks and Ultrabooks the next evolution?

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Bert22306   4/16/2013 8:17:43 PM
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Exactly. Why try so hard to make a big deal over nothing? Netbooks were a stepping stone to tablets, and really no different from tablets with detachable keyboards. They respond to the same market segment. Nothing is going extinct. Things simply evolve.

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re: Netbooks headed for extinction
sranje   4/16/2013 5:20:12 PM
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Dylan should tell that great news and (mis) information to Google. Google's Chromebook is a (next generation) netbook - with OS on "cloud" servers. What is correct is that the future of netbooks remains uncertain

Olaf.Barheine
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Olaf.Barheine   4/16/2013 4:23:56 PM
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That's a pity. I like to use my small netbook from Samsung on journeys for my e-mails, internet, writing text, reading PDFs, listening mp3s, watching movies etc. I would miss it.

sranje
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sranje   4/16/2013 3:36:14 AM
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At present definitions are: -- Tablets don't have keyboard - only touch screens -- Ultrabooks (or hybrids or convertibles) are the new/next form-factor of notebooks. Many Ultrabooks have detachable touch-screen -- still if both they are simply a fast(er) growing form of notebooks (and Intel's bet in PCs). There are also netbooks (Cloud client devices)- very lean because memory, application programs, etc, are on distant "cloud" servers. Google has been a big proponent of netbooks.

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rick merritt   4/15/2013 11:17:24 PM
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Netbooks were probably the coolest system concept Intel ever came up with next to the Centrino (Wi-Fi integrated) notebook which was a barn burner. It's amazing netbooks got up to nearly 35m units a year. But Intel's coolest idea of recent years pales in front of the consumer systems genius of the iPhone and iPad.

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mcgrathdylan   4/15/2013 10:01:07 PM
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It's funny to me how much buzz netbooks generated just a few years ago and now they are basically obsolete. Will the same thing happen to tablets one day?

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GQQSER2   4/15/2013 9:20:13 PM
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I admit I was a guinea pig and purchased a netbook back in early 2011 because of the low cost and promise of low, but adequate performance. Only the low cost portion lived up to the marketing hype. The machine lacked the ability to process or stream video at any acceptable level, and that created a quick trip to irrelevancy. It didn't even keep the attention of my children for more than 6 months.

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Bert22306   4/15/2013 8:49:30 PM
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What's the difference between a netbook and a Surface Pro? I assume that latter is classified as a tablet.



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