frickfrock999· Premium Member
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http://gizmodo.com/5972429/asus-and-acer-the-netbooks-is-deadAsus and Acer ceased production of the teeny-weeny, Intel Atom-powered computers as of yesterday. Kicked off by the Eee PC all the way back in 2007, the netbook was-for a short period at least-a new hope for the PC industry. Highly portable and affordable devices with decent battery life seemed rather attractive five years ago-but a lot's changed since.
With the arrival of tablets and ultrabooks, the netbook's claims of portability suddenly weren't quite as impressive. Similarly, their performance-both in terms of speed and battery life-began to appear laughable.
Say what you will, but Google's Chromebook is pretty great for $200.