Has anyone noticed fewer and fewer netbooks at your local computer store?
At Best Buy, there was once an entire row dedicated to netbooks... now I can only find 3 of them tucked away in a corner. Where they used to be are not one... but FOUR rows of e-readers and tablets.
As I said in a previous article, http://www.bignerdblog.com/2011/10/yournotebookcompanycom-what-i-would-do.html, I think netbooks are going to be replaced by tablets or ultrabooks. With tablets trending down in prices (less than $200) and people wanting more power out of a netbook (ala an ultrabook), I just don't see that category lasting very long. I'm sure there will still be people who want a 10" notebook... but that type of product may just get absorbed into the ultrabook fold.
Even Dell has cut their consumer line of netbooks:
Oh well... it was a good... uh... 4 years (wow... it's been that long?) but you can blame Apple and Intel for your demise.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Netbooks No More?
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