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Jay Bika

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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