Ive been looking at netbooks and i was wondering, are the 7" netbooks good? I have desktop, and a 10" tablet, i also have a laptop but has no fan so i dont use it... but the netbooks are only $40 which would be great because i could install linux and use it for typing and fun. But is it worth it?
During May’s Google IO developer conference, the first netbooks using the Linux-based ChromeOS were announced from Acer and Samsung. This was a public follow up from the very public beta of ChromeOS netbooks kicked off in December. One of the morning keynotes was dedicated to describing the new netbooks and their features.
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A lot has changed in the three years since the last major Windows announcement. Netbooks were on the rise. The iPad wouldn’t be introduced for another six months and Nokia still had the lead for most smartphone sales in the world. Only 172 million smartphones were sold in 2009 vs. an estimated 146 million units in just one quarter of this year.
It’s been obvious for some time that netbooks never conquered the world in the way some had predicted they might. But it wasn’t until I recently began shopping around to replace the netbook I bought in 2009 that I realized just how totally and completely netbooks have disappeared from the market. And that makes me sad.
Netbooks may be on the cheaper side of computing, but as we're all watching our pennies now, making the right choice is essential. We've brought together all the netbooks we could get hold of - most of which are bundled with Linux - for a comprehensive test. We're looking at: