Intel Thinking Of Bailing Out of Netbooks

by Jay Bika on November 28, 2008 · 5 comments

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The Netbook, take two: When Advanced Micro Devices said it wasn’t going to focus on Netbooks (See: AMD on Netbooks: “No Thanks, We’re Not Interested!”), as Intel and its partners defined them, maybe it was on to something. Intel is re-evaluating the Netbook market as possibly not The Next Big Thing. This from the company that makes the Atom processor and accompanying silicon that go into most of the Netbooks sold today.” - Intel rethinks Netbooks: ‘Fine for an hour’ but…

The Intel exec said something interesting: “If you’ve ever used a Netbook and used a 10-inch screen size-it’s fine for an hour. It’s not something you’re going to use day in and day out.” Why aren’t companies paying attention to who’s using netbooks? Do they ever ask these netbook owners if they spend all day on them? Do they ask if they have desktops or laptops as primary computers?

Just because companies thought netbooks were going a certain place and it went another does not mean that they have to make rushed conclusions. Netbooks are not for kids it turns out but for people wanting to be extremely mobile or who don’t want to spend a fortune for a laptop. In both cases, you can bet that these types of computer users are not intending to spend all day in front of a netbook.

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