"The threat to Windows comes entirely from "netbooks" --
lightweight, inexpensive laptops that typically use Intel's
low-powered Atom processor and don't come with substantial amounts
of RAM or powerful graphics processors. They're designed mainly for
browsing the Web, handling e-mail, writing memos, and taking care
of simple word-processing or spreadsheet chores.
"Netbooks will account for about a third of all PC growth this
year, according to Citigroup. Shipments will rise at an annual
average rate of 60% to reach 29 million netbooks in 2010, compared
with 18% growth for standard notebooks, says a September BNP
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