Netbooks are hot and we’re seeing some nifty little systems like the MSI Wind, the Acer Aspire One, Asus EeePC 901, and others. These simple little Internet machines are going to be hot items especially when selling for as low as $399. John Morris did a nice little netbook roundup over at ZDNet http://blogs.zdnet.com/computers/?p=178.Are these low cost mobiles just a fad, or are they here to stay? I think they’re here to stay. And we’re going to continue to see more innovation around the Intel Atom Processor and eventually, even lower cost devices over time. This is a good thing. But amid the sexy new offerings from the OEMs in low-cost mobile, we shouldn’t forget about the netbook’s less-sexy cousin, the nettop. These basic desktop machines are also expected to begin rolling out later this year, also based on the Intel Atom Processor. Like the netbooks, nettops will be great for basic computing, Internet browsing, social networking, email, etc and should be priced affordably in the $300-350 range.
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