Intel mae two interesting points at a recent conference, and Brad from Liliputing sums it up nicely.
- Intel had originally expected netbooks to work well for developing markets, but the bulk of netbook sales are now in developed nations like the US and European countries.
- Netbooks, with their small screens and keyboards are fine if you want to use them for an hour or so, but you probably wouldn’t make it your primary computer.
Netbooks weren’t made to be a laptop replacement in the first place, no matter how much you claim to not use any computer at all after getting a netbook. I, for one, use a netbook most of the time in lieu of a more powerful PC, but it’s out of necessity, not for anything else. Besides, I find myself finding more and more ways to figure out how to hack the Eee to do the tasks I always do. With a more powerful laptop, hacking is unnecessary.
So guys, don’t treat your netbooks as “the little computer that could”. Try “a mini-laptop that I could get by because I can carry it around everywhere”.