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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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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.
2009-06-29 SATA mini-card SSD aims at netbooks
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is now sampling a SATA-interface mini-card solid state drive (SSD) with some of its customers for use in the netbook market.
2009-01-26 Netbooks: good for consumers, bad for the tech economy?
The netbook phenomenon is a good example of what's happening in the broader marketplace: Spendthrift consumers are looking for ways to cut back, and retailers and manufacturers are sometimes having to settle for lower profits as a result.
2009-06-15 Netbooks, UMPCs drive next-gen mobile computing
Despite being forecast to together account for only 19 percent of the notebook PCs shipped in 2009 by IMS Research, netbooks and ultramobile PCs (UMPCs) were the most talked about subjects in the recently concluded Computex Taipei.
2009-05-26 Netbooks to propel mobile broadband uptake
A new study by Pyramid Research reported that the increased sales of netbooks over the next three to five years will result in higher demand for mobile broadband services, driven by the emerging trend of bundling the low-end computers with mobile data services from specific network operators.
2010-05-18 Netbooks to boost notebook sales to 209.5M this year
Sales of notebook PCs is expected to rise a whopping 25.5 percent this year to 209.5 million units driven by growth in netbooks and a new class of low power notebooks.
2009-09-17 Netbooks push laptops to up battery life
Netbooks shook the computing arena as they cost a couple of hundred dollars less than laptops, offered lower performance, as they were supposed to, but offered better battery life.
2009-09-09 Netbooks grow twice as fast as notebooks in Q2 09
Netbooks take 22 percent of Q2 09 portable PC market with 40 percent q-on-q growth, says DisplaySearch.
2009-04-23 Multicore processor tailored for netbooks
Fabless firm ChipWrights Inc. has released the multicore CW5631 SoC for netbook developers struggling to implement successful web video and Linux support without driving costs sky-high.
2008-06-10 Intel takes wraps off SSDs for netbooks, nettops
Intel NAND Products Group is introducing its latest solid-state drive product with the Intel Z-P230 Parallel ATA SSD, a storage solution for value mobile and desktop systems.
2009-06-09 HSPA module tailored for netbooks
Ericsson AB is slated ship later this year a 3G radio module specifically targeted at the emerging netbooks market, and is working with Intel to ensure high penetration.
2010-08-11 Enterprise, consumers to buy 36M netbooks this year
Market analyst Techaisle forecasts that in 2010 the business netbook penetration will be 5.3 percent and consumer netbook penetration will be 1.8 percent.
2009-02-27 Crossing paths: netbooks and smart phones
Netbooks and smart phones occupy adjacent niches, but they will not truly compete head-to-head until the form- factor differential and the discrepancies in power consumption are reduced or eliminated.
2010-03-17 Cost-efficient SSDs roll for netbooks, desktops
Priced at $125, Intel's X25-V solid-state drive offers users the performance and reliability advantages of solid-state computing at an affordable, entry-level price.
2009-05-28 Capacitive touchscreens tailored for netbooks
Ocular Inc. is set to showcase the first capacitive touchscreen to be used on a netbook at the Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition.
2009-03-09 ARM-based netbooks face software roadblock
Qualcomm and other vendors using ARM-based processors to try to muscle their way into the Atom-dominated netbook market also face consumer demand for the familiar user experience offered by Windows XP.
2009-04-15 ARM netbooks hit video, software snags
Engineers working on new generation of ARM/Linux-based netbooks are facing two issues crucial to the success of the systemsthe platform's poor support for Web video and its fragmented software base.
2009-03-12 ARM CPUs to trump Atom in netbooks by '12?
ARM-based processors will takeover Intel Corp.'s Atom in the netbook segment and hold 55 percent of the market share by 2012, according to Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network.
2011-06-24 ABI survey: Netbooks, tablets equally popular
An ABI survey of 1,142 consumers shows that netbooks and media tablets share almost the same level of consumer interest, and that netbook and tablet purchases could result in a prolonged PC lifecycle.
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.
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
2008-06-06 Intel mobilizes Web 2.0 with mobile WiMAX
Intel Corp. executive Sean Maloney said more powerful microprocessors and high-speed WiMAX wireless networks would usher in a new era of the full Internet on mobile devices.
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.
2011-03-23 Video ICs offer wide range of output
Chrontel debuts mixed-signal CH7033, CH7034, CH7035 low-power video ICs for mobile Internet devices, netbooks, tablet computers, portable e-book readers, and smartphones.
2010-08-18 VGA camera is 1.95mm for ultra-thin portables
OmniVision's 1.95mm VGA sensor is built with the company's backside illumination technology for integration into sub-2mm LCDs for next generation notebooks, netbooks and tablet computers.
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.
2010-07-28 User-driven IT penetrates enterprise, challenges security
The influence of end users on enterprise IT decisions is increasing as smart phones, netbooks and tablet PCs set afoot in the workplace. The phenomenon poses a challenge for enterprise security chiefs, whose roadmaps now factor in enabling a new era of choice computing. The influence of end users on enterprise IT decisions is increasing as smart phones, netbooks and tablet PCs set afoot in the workplace. The phenomenon poses a challenge for enterprise security chiefs, whose roadmaps now factor in enabling a new era of choice computing.
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.
2008-06-10 SanDisk rolls flash drives for ultralow-cost PCs
SanDisk has introduced a line of flash memory-based SSDs that are designed for ultralow-cost PCs or "netbooks" that give users an enhanced experience while surfing the Internet.
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