Netbooks Decline or ARM’s Ascent?

According to Digitimes, ACER and ASUSTEK have cut prices and research on Atomic netbooks to clear inventory and respond to reduced demand. Is this the “flash in the pan” that AMD and others predicted or is it a sign that ARM will kick butt this year? I think it is the latter. The Atomic netbooks are still too pricey, heavy and brutal. Many consumers considering buying a netbook may be waiting for the expected flock of new offerings with ARM power, a kind of hardware-vapourware. The netbook will continue to have a growing market, just not with x86.

Gizmodo has 1047 hits for “netbook”. I doubt they are going away any time soon.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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