Fathers, it turns out, want a netbook for Father’s Day. Of course, the mini-laptops are not on top of their list as more cool possessions such as automobiles and yachts top their wish list.

That’s according to an opinion poll conducted by retail giant Buy.com who surveyed 1000 US adults to get answers.

At NetbookEra.com, we will of course agree given that we cover netbooks but if you really think about it, the fact that netbooks are so cheap yet so convenient make them the perfect gifts for dads everywhere.

Stuck for ideas on what to get for the fathers in your life? The netbook selection is quasi-endeless. First stop: Amazon


It turns out that the Toshiba NB505-N508BL is the most coveted netbook on Amazon.com. So what perfect gift for dad this coming Father's Day than the toy in question?

Source: New Survey Shows More Than a Third of Americans Think Father’s Day Gets the Short End of the Stick


Jolicloud, the netbook operating system maker has just announced Jolibook an in-house netbook. Jolibook will run Jolicloud OS of course and will have Chrome, Facebook, Skype and other apps installed when shipped.

I have no idea when it will be released and the price but what is interesting is that a software maker has just ventured into the hardware space thus making the classic step of competing with one’s clients. After all, what netbook manufacturer is now going to willingly offer Jolicloud (not that anyone was to begin with but you see the point).

More on the Jolibook netbook when I hear more.


The Apple MacBook Air 11″: Netbook or Laptop?

October 29, 2010

Last week, the much talked about Apple netbook was unveiled at long last in the form of a MacBook Air 11”. The portable computer was a hit with critics from the moment it was announced and like most things Apple it should do well commercially. What we at Netbook Era are wondering is whether the [...]

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Jolicloud Netbook Operating System Now Available

August 5, 2010

“After a year and a half of development and beta-testing, Jolicloud 1.0 has been released for free download at jolicloud.com and supported by a fervent community on social networks” Jen, Jolicloud’s PR person

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Coming Soon: The Apple MacBook Air Netbook [Rumor]

July 16, 2010

Recently though, there have been rumors of an 11″ version of the Apple MacBook Air. The problem with the 13″ version is that while ultra light, ultra portable and ultra cool it is also ultra big and uber expensive at $1500.

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Netbooks Are Dead. Long Live Small, Light Notebooks?

March 6, 2010

So, according to experts, netbooks’ 15 minutes of fame are up. Sales are down while other computer hardware’s segments are up. That what this article on CBC says. Check it out: End of the netbook? It goes without saying that as an editor of a netbook related blog, readers will be interested for my take [...]

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Apple iPad vs Netbooks: 42 Reasons to End the Debate

February 17, 2010

I read all 42 reasons and while I don’t want to spoil it for you, I have to say that for every argument there can be a counter-argument for the Apple tablet.

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Apple iPad: Cool But No Netbook Killer

January 28, 2010

Many months ago, tech pundits were exclaiming how the Apple tablet was going to make netbooks as obsolete as type writers. Now that the iPad is out and we’ve heard and read what it’s all about, we can safely say that the iPad is not killing netbooks anytime soon.

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Hard Candy Cases: Prettify and Protect Your Netbook

January 5, 2010

If you remember, in previous posts I asked about the usefulness of netbook bags but I am more in favor of netbook cases because they accomplish two tasks beautifully: protect your baby and make it look hot!

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2009 in Netbooks: A Year in Review

December 31, 2009

2009 was the year netbooks became so mainstream worldwide that they almost became dull to talk about. Read why.

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What the Acer Aspire One Netbook Did to Dell

November 2, 2009

Acer has now become the second largest computer maker in the world, after HP, taking Dell’s spot. Still think that netbooks are a fad?

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Windows 7 at Long Last! But Are Netbook Users Being Left in the Cold?

October 22, 2009

Is Windows 7 netbook friendly? Find out before your shell out your hard-earned cash!

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3 Reasons Why the Nokia Booklet 3G Netbook Stands No Chance

September 2, 2009

The Nokia Booklet 3G netbook will not have an easy ride and will have a hard time having an impact on the computer industry. Here are a few reasons

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Why There’s No Such a Thing as a Powerful Netbook

August 18, 2009

A reader emailed me asking what powerful netbook I recommend. I kind of found such a question strange because in my opinion, the combination of powerful and netbook seems to create an oxymoron.

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Two More Ways to Score a Cheap Netbook Deal

August 17, 2009

As more brands and models emerge, it’s getting easier and easier to score a cheap netbook. Cheap as in low-price and not cheap as in low-quality. In other words, your cheap netbook notebook will be low priced and yet be of high quality. Find out how.

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The *Real* Truth About $100 Netbook Notebooks

July 29, 2009

We all love deals right? After all, who likes to pay full price for an item that can be obtained elsewhere at a better price? Let’s talk about the $100 netbook notebooks you probably have come across many times and see if you know the whole truth behind them

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What’s the Deal with Smartbooks? Should You Even Care?

July 8, 2009

Smartbooks are coming. You better be ready for this new revolution. But, the ultimate victim will not be the netbook. Find out who’s going to have to do something to survive the onslaught.

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How the Google Chrome Netbook Operating System Will Go Bust

July 8, 2009

Is Google about to take on Microsoft head on? Yup? Will it come out of the battle, the winner? That’s a little bit trickier to answer. See why.

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Disney + Asus= Netpal, The First Netbook Just For Kids

June 16, 2009

At last a netbook just for children. Meet Disney+Asus’ Netpal. It’s actually pretty good enough for grown ups too!

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At Last, (Almost) Announcing the Apple MacBook Netbook

June 8, 2009

No Apple netbooks were announced at WWDC 2009 to the chagrin of some and to the “Aha, I told you that they would not release a netbook!” of others. While the price on MacBook Air notebooks has dropped, they’re still aren’t classified as netbooks. However! It’s interesting to note that all aluminum Apple laptops are [...]

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