Will Linux Dominate Ultra-Portable Market?
Apr 12, 2008, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)
[ Thanks to The
VAR Guy for this link. ]
"The VAR Guy was guilty of hyping Windows-based Ultra-Portables
from startups like OQO a year ago, but he has drastically changed
his thinking about the Ultra-Portable computer market. He thinks
current market dynamics greatly favor Linux over Windows in the
Ultra-Portable industry. Here's why.
"First, some thoughts about product positioning. The OQO pitches
itself as 'a full PC that fits in your pocket.' Some executives and
power users certainly want a small, full-functioned Windows device.
But packing a lot of power into a small design requires a price
premium. The OQO starts at about $1,300..."