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A Lament for Netbooks

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http://www.thevarguy.com – 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. Here’s why. When netbooks — those inexpensive, highly portable laptops exemplified by models such as the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and Acer Aspire ONE — first hit the market on a massive scale in 2008, they were hyped as harbingers of all manner of major (IT news)