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Google Chrome OS: Reviving Netbooks or Invading Notebooks

May 10, 2011, 02:03 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Hmmm… It's interesting to note that Google doesn't mention netbooks in that home page blurb. Google's CR48 pilot program also focuses heavily on the notebook term rather than netbook hype. That's likely a smart move. In Microsoft's most recent quarterly results, the company disclosed that Windows-based netbook sales fell a drastic 40 percent. Some analysts think Apple's iPad has triggered the sales slowdown. That's part of the reason. But there's another explanation as well: Plenty of first-time netbook buyers from 2008 aren't coming back to buy more netbooks because they found the devices too small, too cramped and too limited, The VAR Guy believes."

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