Saturday, January 10, 2009
Laptops Morph To Netbooks at CES ‘09
Intel’s Classmate PC Tablet PC, uh, I mean Netbook, is a better Netbook than most because it shows some design considerations that make sense for the small form factor. Image Credit Intel Laptops Morph To Netbooks at CES ‘09
The world’s largest tradeshow attendance maybe down from about 140,000 to 130,000, but at CES, the byline is that smaller is better.
Take the laptop computer for example, the one technology trend that is getting the most attention is a downsized, on-board programs reduced, lightweight notebook optimized to take advantage of the strength of what is available over the internet. Dubbed the “Netbook”, this tool may just become what a notebook, laptop computer was supposed to be when they were introduced as the main computerized aid to a person on the go.
Skype, Go To My PC, and other software function capabilities remove the need to have a full computer system on the road when communications (written and video), internet access, and information retrieval are the functions that become more important than the ability to process digital assets on a large scale.
Netbooks are the star of the show. At CES 2009, a little smaller may just become better in a big way.
Sony VAIO P is Slim WVGA Netbook - Measuring less than an inch, sporting 8-inch 1600x768 screen and 3G support, the netbook will sell for $900. Image Credit: Pocketnow
This excerpted from eWEEK -
Desktops & Notebooks Slideshow:
Notebooks and Netbooks Take Center Stage at the 2009 CES
At the 2009 International CES in Las Vegas, mobility remained one of the hottest topics, and vendors littered the showroom floor with the latest in notebooks, netbooks, mini-notebooks and ultraportable laptops.
eWEEK took a look at some of the latest offerings from Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Asus, Acer and Sony.
While CES usually focuses on consumer electronics, there were several enterprise and SMB offerings on the showroom floor, including the HP Mini 2140 and the Toshiba Portege R600.