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Report: The Future of the Netbook

Infographic by Column Five Media

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  1. Great graphics. Who needs words when images tell all? Good job Edit. It would be interesting to see such graphics a year after the launch of the iPad.

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    1. The iPad is not a Netbook.

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      1. Just an oversized iPhone.

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      2. “The iPad is not a Netbook.”

        Agreed. For most purposes, the iPad is much superior to a Netbook: faster; more rugged; tablet features; no Windows to maintain; secure; price competitive.

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      3. “The iPad is not a netbook”

        Agreed. Because it doesn’t do Flash, it doesn’t do large parts of the net. Given this handicap, how it would qualify for technical superiority is a moot point.

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      4. @Tom B. The iPad is NOT faster, more rugged or price competitive. Having a full featured OS is not a minus either. Windows 7 netbook’s with touchscreens do everthing the iPad does and more.

        For christ sake you iTwats need to start thinking for yourselves and stop listening to a corporation’s marketing dept’s talking points. The only thing you didn’t add was that it was more “magically revolutionary”.

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      5. Even if its not a netbook, jobs said the ipad would be a netbook killer, thus I too want to see this again in 2-3 years time. Next year might be abit too quick.

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      6. Maybe, but it will impact that market. Some potential netbook buyers could choose an iPad instead.

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      7. @Cheese

        Why would you want flash? why should we be encouraging the use of third party software, when there are alternatives. besides, untill adobe pull their finger out, flash is clunky, resource intensive, and totally the wrong thing to be using on the web. there is nothing flash can do that css and html 5 cant. :)

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  2. Very good representation. Agree with AK, would be interesting to see this next year.

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    1. The only issue may be for those people who bought a netbook and are not going to buy one again. It’s possible the satisfaction rate is low, and many people will not purchase again. That would make the stats a bit unrealistic.

      I believe the growth will be similar in 2010 simply because or market awareness. People know about them whereas part of 2009 people didn’t even know what the term meant. Honestly the netbook is a big threat to the Dells and other giants because people have an alternative to the over priced laptops.

      Think about it. Now that netbooks are here, who the heck takes their laptops out? Well, the only people are those who don’t know about netbooks. That’s why you see more and more netbooks in public and less and less laptops. People now have a portable computer option.

      I predict? 2010 will see 2009 type growth especially with the new ION from Nvidia. Gaming and 1080p on netbooks will see the growth increase even more. The only threat really is Intel not giving us more power from the Atom. They can make it fly, but they are afraid of the Dells of the world. Trust me, a netbook can fly, Intel hasn’t dared put wings on it yet.

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      1. Whilst i cant speak for the whole of the market, I have many males friends (noticeably all male) that have netbook, alongside all the other gadgets they have, and seem to use them frequently and don’t appear dissatisfied with it. I would buy one to surf the net in front of the telly, but I cant justify the price for that one luxury. The real question is that is it another boys toy or a useful device in its own right? Female and netbookless.

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  3. [...] millions. I love how a good infographic can tell an entire story with no words, just the graphic.  The Rise of Netbooks tells such a story, that of the phenomenal growth of the lowly netbook. A simple glance shows how [...]

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  4. I agree with the previous comments that the images speak in volumes. That said, i’m interested in seeing a forecast which distinguishes netbooks versus netbooks with embedded broadband. I think this question is fair to ask given the rising adoption of mobile broadband usage on netbooks and laptops.

    My $.02,

    Best.

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  5. The problem is that nobody is making any money from Netbooks. yet another PC based race to the bottom about to be eliminated by Apple.

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    1. Er, no. In the US, perhaps. Certainly not in India, where netbooks are still a niche market. I can’t speak on other rising markets.

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    2. Why would that be a concern to the consumer? Not all of humanity are insufferable fanboi’s worrying about how our favorite corporate entity is making high margin profits out of our wallets. That only something Apple cultists seem to revel in while being oblivious to the fact that the joke is on them.

      In the end we get the more functionality for less while you can crow about how much $$ Apple is making of its high margin first world market devices.

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    3. Apple baubles? oh yeah, overhyped, overpriced, fashionista accessory. PC value over Apple trinket.

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    4. Apple has not managed to kill Nokia either, Nokia is still doing strong. Apple has not been able to kill any competitors. Lets see if Apple kills Flash. One interesting thing is Apple is doing very very well and yet its market cap is less than MSFT. Even at the height of its powers, Apple can only manage to catch up with Microsoft.

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  7. Wow, this makes sense to me dude.
    jess
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  8. idiots…

    I wonder how many laptops were sold before/after/alongside the netbooks? How was revenue for the “rest of the portable market”? Flat also?

    Dude, where’s my context?

    You got some big ol’ graphic-y thing, and I still don’t know HOW their sales growth affected the overall market?!?!?! Seriously…

    Who needs words? Do numbers count as, you know, “words” in this usage, or are they just “images” to y’all?

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  9. So why no news on which ones were linux versus Microsoft crapware shovelled at us because Microsoft couldn’t leave well-enough alone?

    Who the fuck wants to fail running Windows XP really slowly when they can browse and edit documents and do whatever they really can on a small machine on linux?

    Morons, that’s who. :|

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  10. [...] The Rise of Netbooks Think netbooks are a dwindling fad? GigaOM’s infographic designers look at the last three years and disagree. [GigaOM] [...]

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