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We’ve said it before and we’ll probably say it many more times in the future.  Netbooks can easily do the majority of the tasks that people mostly do on their computers.  Also: people like netbooks because they are highly mobile and very cheap compared to "real" […]

WindWe’ve said it before and we’ll probably say it many more times in the future.  Netbooks can easily do the majority of the tasks that people mostly do on their computers.  Also: people like netbooks because they are highly mobile and very cheap compared to "real" computers.  That’s the gist of an article on Wired. 

"I’d like to think that [netbooks] are finding a form factor andweight that fits human beings better," Kay said, "but I’m presumingthat it is because many people use only a small part of what they coulddo on their larger machines, and much of what they do use computers forcan be done through a browser or a few simple apps."

Where have you read that before?  The article does point to some new technologies that Intel and Phoenix are working on to improve the netbook experience which tells me that 2009 will be the year of the netbook, far more than this year.  It’s a great time to be a mobile gadget freak.

  1. or in the word of homer simpson: “duh!”…

    the last couple of years i have been saying that what the avarage user “wants” is a typewriter with web and mail access, and maybe a media player on the side.

    these netbooks are just that…

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  2. I think the small screens are a problem for many people though. I could go for 7″ to 11″ laptops, but my girlfriend doesn’t even like the 13″ screen of her Macbook.

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  3. jaytv111, font size settings? or do the macbook even have that?

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