"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,
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