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4 Trends Netbooks Will Follow In 2010

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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.