Netbooks will still be thriving in 2010; the revolution started by Asus back in 2007 will not slow down and although the concept has its detractors, customers worldwide have voted with their hard-earned cash.
We've read some of the most popular articles on the WePC.com website as well as browsed through dozens of articles on Netbooks. Here are four trends that we predict will define Netbooks in the next few years.
(a) Netbook Bis
In the next few months, two types of Netbooks will evolve; expensive netbooks and more affordable ones at opposite ends of the spectrum.
This is characterised for example by the first EEE PC netbook (whose price was closer to £150) and the more upmarket S101 which can fetch up to three times the price. This difference will be more important as this segment matures
There are already rumours about Asus and others looking into netbooks that will be based on cheaper, more affordable technology. After all, if you are looking for HD capabilities on a netbook, you might as well look for a more traditional laptop with a bigger screen.
A £100 netbook with a sub-1GHz, 512MB RAM, a 7-inch LCD screen and no internal memory is therefore not out of question. The LCD screen is likely to be the most expensive chunk but with 7-inch Digital Photo Frames costing as little as £18...
You can read the rest of this entry comprising the rest of the other trends on WePC.com's website.