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The Net Net of Netbooks

Jan 29, 2009, 19:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"Significantly, the current manufacturers of notebooks (and their components) are proclaiming loudly that netbooks are just small notebooks, and that the two categories will soon merge as the price of notebooks comes down. But what this latest market research suggests is that buyers will continue to seek out bargains *below* that of notebooks, and that they are quite happy to put up with a few missing features in order to save the absolute maximum.

"This is not only bad news for notebooks manufacturers, who will be forced to take part in a "race to the bottom" as a Sony executive so memorably put it a year ago, but for Microsoft, too."

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