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What is a netbook?
A netbook (a portmanteau of Internet and notebook) is a type of laptop computer originally designed for wireless communication and Internet acess as primary productivity environments.
The early avatars of the netbook have faced difficulty meeting consumer expectations of a "smaller laptop" from netbooks.
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2009-05-05 Will netbook's appeal last after downturn?
As consumers' incomes dwindle, they are looking into buying low-cost netbook PCs, driving global shipments up by 68.5 percent in 2009 and by a whopping 2,424 percent in 2008, according to iSuppli Corp.
2009-12-08 Who takes the cake in netbook processor arena?
So, who are the winners and losers in the netbook and mobile Internet device thus far? At present, it appears that all chip vendors are both winnersand losers.
2009-06-05 Vendors fuel netbook hype at Computex
A handful of semiconductor companies announced new chips and software for netbooks and other mobile systems at the opening day of Computex.
2010-12-01 Tablets seen to cannibalize netbook market
Market research firm DRAMexchange forecasts that the total computer market--not counting tablet PCs--will reach 350.2 million units in 2011.
2010-07-09 Tablet PCs bite into netbook, notebook sales
The success of tablet PC is expected to pull down sales of notebooks and netbooks, shifting some business away from x86 chips and Windows toward ARM-based processors and Google Android.
2009-07-02 Report: Netbook shipments to hit 59M by 2013
A new report by Semico Research stated that about 59 million netbooks will ship in 2013, nearly 22 percent of the mobile PC market and up almost five-fold from 2008.
2009-05-07 Netbook, MID shipments defy economic downturn
Ultramobile devices that include netbooks, mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and ultramobile PCs (UMPCs) are predicted to see considerable uptake in 2009 and 2010, albeit the slow economy.
2009-01-28 Netbook's time to shine has come
The time is right for the netbook. According to ABI Research, a confluence of social and technological factors has created a kind of "perfect storm" that will lead to a market explosion for netbooks over the next few years.
2009-10-14 Netbook success could trigger ARM takeover
ARM's success in the netbook and smartbook markets could trigger a takeover bid for the company, according to semiconductor analyst Didier Scemama.
2009-07-16 Netbook shipments to hit 33M in 2009
Netbook shipments will reach about 33 million units this year as penetration of these devices into the notebook PC market grows to 20 percent worldwide, according to DisplaySearch.
2010-07-27 Netbook sales to almost double by 2013
ABI Research projects that some 60 million netbooks are expected to ship this year, a figure that will almost double by 2013, worldwide. The market has seen rapid growth, led by ASUS and Acer, since the category was first introduced in 2008, and the trend will start to decline in 2014-2015 according to ABI
2010-07-08 Netbook sales push Samsung up mobile PC race
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. climbed from ninth to seventh place in notebook PCs leaping over Apple and Sony, according to the latest quarterly figures from iSuppli Corp.
2009-04-17 Netbook market creates OS opportunities
Cash-strapped consumers and an economy in recession are bad news for sales of most products. This may not apply to netbooks, though. Several characteristics of the diminutive Web-oriented computers may actually work to their advantage in a depressed market.
2009-01-07 Netbook bandwagon welcomes new processors, chips
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is trying to drive netbooks to lower price points with a new ARM-based processor while Nvidia wants to ratchet up their performance with a more muscular graphics chip.
2009-09-11 Is Nokia's netbook venture a good move?
Does the addition of the netbook to Nokia's product lineup alter the competitive landscape in the company's favor and how exactly will its entry into that sector help position it for future success?
2010-10-04 iPad eats into netbook market share
Study indicates that the iPad "saved" the sub-10in market
2009-03-02 Intel contests 'netbook' copyright claims
Intel Corp. has followed Dell Inc.'s legal moves against small computer maker Psion Teklogix's efforts to stop the use of the term 'Netbooks' for the latest craze in small laptops.
2009-06-04 High-speed SSDs tout enhanced netbook performance
SanDisk Corp. has begun shipping its next-generation flash memory-based solid state drives (SSD) for netbooks, offering high-performance components at a competitive price.
2009-06-05 Firms demo netbook with free-to-air TV at Computex
Topstar Digital Technologies will be demonstrating what it claims to be first netbook and all-in-one PC with embedded hybrid digital and analog free-to-air TV at Computex in Taiwan.
2008-10-15 Calibrating the Netbook FrenzyA 'Basic' Primer
It's great to see all the momentum out there in netbook-land. These simple little internet devices, while limited in their capability, are generating a lot of buzz out there.
2009-09-22 ARM, Intel bring rivalry to netbook arena
ARM Holdings plc and Intel Corp.'s battle for the top spot in the microprocessor slots and sockets arena fires up with ARM's latest offering.
2013-04-16 Analyst: Zero netbook demand by 2015
IHS revealed that due to the popularity of tablets, shipments of netbooks this year will reach just 3.97 million units, a plunge off the cliff of 72 per cent from 14.13 million units in 2012.
2009-01-12 Analyst: Intel may suffer from netbook success
Does Intel Corp.'s Jan. 7 warning that Q4 08 revenues could slide down 20 percent sequentially and 23 percent y-on-y have anything to do with better-than-expected sales of netbooks and the Intel Atom processors that power most of them?
2010-02-01 Will iPad live up to its hype?
Consumers, analysts voice out their praises and concerns on Apple's latest hot gadgetthe iPad tablet.
2008-12-15 The inspiration behind netbooks
Suddenly, Netbooks are all the rage. Turns out the UMPC (ultramobile) form factors were a bit too small and too expensive to make a mass market, but the Netbook is JUST RIGHT.
2009-01-08 SSDs roll for servers, netbooks
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and SanDisk Corp. have separately rolled out solid-state drives (SSDs) aimed at servers and netbooks, respectively.
2009-06-03 Smartbooks to take center stage at Computex
Freescale Semiconductor and Qualcomm Inc. are minting smartbooks, ARM- and Linux-based portables, at Computex Taipei 2009.
2010-09-16 Renesas bares SoC growth strategies
Renesas aims to expand system-on-chip markets
2009-08-14 Q2 microprocessor shipments up 10%
Microprocessor shipments rose in Q2 but IDC warns the increase does not reflect the return of significant end demand for PCs.
2010-04-12 Portable PCs poised for 26% y-on-y growth
The total portable PC market is expected to grow to 215 million units and $117 billion this year, according to a DisplaySearch report.
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