Lately you may have heard some talk Netbook, and you can even see when you visit a couple of your favorite computer store. But what is a Netbook?
Netbook emerged in 2007 with the launch of the ASUS Eee PC, and seems to be gaining popularity day by day. The device has a 7-inch display, keyboard, slightly smaller than a normal notebook (about 15% smaller) and weighs about 2 pounds.
The 8.9 x 6.5 in. (23 x 17 cm) Netbook boasted its own version of Linux as well as a simplified user interface. Soon after, other PC manufacturers also began with Netbook, Windows XP, and models were added.
Towards the end of the year 2008, Netbook was more popular than laptops, and even outsold the iPhone in the third quarter of 2008. The market share dramatically in 2008 with approximately 11.4 million units sold. Of the 11.4 million, 70% were to customers in Europe.
The sales forecast 2009 is estimated to grow to approximately 35 million pieces, and then to 139 million by the end of 2013. The idea behind Netbook seem to be on the increased mobility and mobility for the user, but also to simplify Internet connectivity. The device basically it is easier to be mobile and connected.
Hardware seems to be moving away from Intel processors with MIPS system-on-a-Chip (SoC) in low-cost systems, more and more popular.
As with almost all new technologies, specifications and Netbook features are likely to continue to evolve and develop over time, but now for the typical Netbook weighs about 1.4 kilograms, has a 23 inch screen, has wireless internet connectivity and operation of the systems are usually Linux or Windows XP with an Intel chip.
With the popularity of this product grows, it seems entirely possible that a new trend arises. With his apparent focus on mobility and connectivity, combined with the possibility of increased battery life, Netbook seem here to stay. The lightweight, compact and elegant design make it very difficult to resist. As much smaller than a typical laptop, allowing users the opportunity to truly mobile, the modern, the traditional Netbook laptop through an evolution of species.