Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Netbooks Selling Poorly

Netbooks are cheap. Some look really cheap. They even look like toys and you wonder what's under the flimsy-looking plastic. You would almost think that these low prices should increase sales. However, netbook sales have not hit their goals for the early part of 2009.

Are netbooks doomed to fail? Are they just a fad that will pass away? Will students and healthcare professionals recognize the value they provide in the world of healthcare, or will we turn back to high-priced tablets and become a pen-based industry? Personally, I'm a big fan of tablets and pen-based input. I hope that netbooks don't die away, but perhaps we'll see a convergence of netbooks, ultra-mobile PCs, and tablets.

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