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Netbook shipments up 103% in 2009, revenues elsewhere fall

By Jos
Dec 23, 2009
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  1. With the line between netbooks and entry-level laptops getting increasingly blurry in 2009, we've wondered how much longer these underpowered machines will remain relevant in the market. But as a year of challenging economic conditions draws to a close, it's clear that the relatively low price tags have made netbooks a hot item among consumers.

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  2. it is really good design~
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    ...yea if you don't count having no disk drives
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,659   +82

    I had picked two of them both ACER Asprire One and the Asus Eee PC both are extremely light weight even though they did come with Windows XP Home making the low price easy to pick them both up now! I was able to use just a USB Sandisk Micromate with 4GB SDHC to install Windows 7 Ultimate on both of them quick! No need to buy external DVD/CD Read/Writer, you don't need to use that older technology. MicroSDHC or SDHC you can hold more data on 16GB as these prices are come down also. I've also increase the RAM from 1GB to 2GB. Asus Eee PC uses PC26400 while the Acer Aspire One uses 667Mhz DDR2. I would buy a 3rd one if I could get it dirt cheap and new!
  5. Timonius

    Timonius TS Booster Posts: 582   +32

    I'm actually considering buying a netbook despite some of the hardware limitations just so I can actually try out new OSes on a different pc in a feasible and affordable way.
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