Asus, Acer kill off netbooks as Chromebook tops popularity chart on Amazon

By Jos
Jan 3, 2013
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  1. Once the rising stars of the personal computing industry, netbooks have fallen out of grace in the last few years, replaced in consumer's hearts by tablets or more powerful ultra-slim laptops. Samsung, Dell and Toshiba already walked out of this...

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  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I think a large portion of them dying is that Windows 8 won't work on them out of the box because most have 1024x600 resolution which is too low. You can edit the registry's Display1_DownScalingSupported to get it to work, but most people aren't going to do that. The thing is, it is a completely bs and artificial limitation, MS just did it because they are pushing their Surface.
  3. Polaco

    Polaco TS Rookie Posts: 46   +8

    Really Chromebook tops popularity? Who on earth buys a Chromebook? One of the useless devices ever seen!
  4. This is a shame, I've always been a fan of Netbooks. infact, the only laptops (altho only 2) I've owned have been netbooks. the idea being high performance gaming on my power-hungry desktop, everything else on low power netbook.

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