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Asus, Acer Push Back Plans for New Netbooks

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July 28, 2009 8:32:32 PM

Funny as that pic seems like my idea of the average Netbook demographic.

I think the bubbles finally burst on the Netbooks
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July 28, 2009 8:46:02 PM

I think that the bubble has not burst, but the capabilities are so similar, there needs to be some innovation... More inexpensive touch devices...

Intel seems to be the ones holding things back. That ticks me off quite a bit.
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July 28, 2009 9:03:25 PM

gee, Intel holding back innovation, never would have seen that coming....
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July 28, 2009 9:21:09 PM

To be fair, intel's MO has rarely been to 'withhold' innovation so much as it has been to make people PAY for that innovation when they are not pushed by a rival like AMD. Granted, it is obvious from their release of the i7 that they have been known to pull this once in a while, I generally feel they like to release the best of the best, like their SSDs...
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July 28, 2009 9:30:16 PM

jacobdrjI think that the bubble has not burst, but the capabilities are so similar, there needs to be some innovation... More inexpensive touch devices...Intel seems to be the ones holding things back. That ticks me off quite a bit.


touch devices for small foot print PCs is the worst idea ever... on the lines of glossy screens... because they trendy iCrap made them appear popular does not mean they are across all platforms... not every has the fingers of an elf either...

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July 28, 2009 9:37:58 PM

You are correct that 'touch' per se is not the way to go, and that was not my intended market...

To me, touch is synonymous with tablet. I want tablet functionality, in that i want it for things like MS OneNote. When that is affordable and sufficiently functional (battery, performance, heat, capacitive, etc) you will have a killer product.

Yes, touch is almost useless without serious serious design consideration...
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July 28, 2009 9:44:42 PM

Wheres the ION love?
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July 28, 2009 10:03:59 PM

jacobdrjGranted, it is obvious from their release of the i7 that they have been known to pull this once in a while, I generally feel they like to release the best of the best, like their SSDs...


How do you think about their IGP? Are they best of the best or lamest of lamest?
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July 28, 2009 11:35:52 PM

I think the IGP is a different situation. I think this is a case where their marketing department feels that they need to wait until their product is at least on par with their claims to date about performance. I bet that if they released it right now, it would be better than their current offerings, but well below where they want them to be. By waiting until a complete product is available on the scope of the x25, they preserve their ability to claim and market for a superior market segment.
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July 29, 2009 2:37:31 AM

wouldn't anyone like to see amd get into the game?
with their awesome low power chipsets they could probably own even the ion platform?!?!? (i heard there coming with the huron platform but not for netbooks)
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July 29, 2009 12:22:43 PM

their IGP may not be the best of the best graphics wise but it has the widest usage
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July 29, 2009 5:23:33 PM

I still see no purpose of netbooks.
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July 30, 2009 2:06:08 AM

I still think their EeePc 901 with SSD is their flagship!
Longest battery life, fastest SSD, and smallest frame around the screen.

True, the keys are rather small, but that's ok for such a netbook!
I got big fingers, and type pretty ok on it!
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