The popularity of netbooks is on the rise

October 27, 2008
Dell readies small, cheap computer for small biz
Register Hardware
Tony Smith writes about Dell’s new netbook, which is designed for the small business market place.

“Dell is preparing an all-black version of its Inspiron Mini 9 netbook, this one aimed at small businesses and set to ship as the Vostro A90. The A90 has the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 as the Mini 9, and the same 8.9in, 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of memory, 8GB solid-state drive, portage and connectivity.”

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How many megapixels do most people buy? More than you think
ZD Net
Janice Chen includes findings from PMA research that looks at megapixels and digital cameras.

“Almost 80 per cent of digital cameras sold in the U.S. in August 2008 were 8-megapixel or higher resolution models, with a whopping 27 per cent of them 10 megapixels and more. If that doesn’t sound surprising, compare it to the numbers from a year ago when only 20 per cent of cameras sold in August 2007 had 8 megapixels or more (according to NPD Group Inc. and the PMA Monthly Printing and Camera Trends Report).”

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Linux netbooks impact Microsoft sales
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy examines the recent rise in popularity of netbooks.

“According to Barron’s, Microsoft’s most recent quarterly results revealed weaker-than-expected client momentum because more and more PC market growth involves Netbooks. Given Microsoft’s latest financial statements, the move to new hardware form factors coupled with open source is causing the software giant some pain.”

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