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Netbook? MID? Is This PC Category for Real?

Jun 06, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A portable computer priced way lower than the competition makes headlines with its small screen and bundled applications for instant productivity.

"Sounds like a great marketing plan for the latest generation of Netbook and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). But if it seems familiar to long-time techies, it should; it's the same plan that worked in the early 1980s when Osborne and KayPro launched the first portable computers (albeit 'portable' in those days meant 20-plus pounds)..."

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