January 2, 2013
Adios Netbooks: No One Is Going to Miss You
Brian Proffitt, ReadWrite
It looks like 2013 will mark the end of the odd little platform known as the netbook. And if anyone cares - or even notices - it'll be something of a miracle.
The Taiwanese hardware-sector rumor mill has new grist in its headlines this week: announcements from Asustek and Acer detailing the end of production for these companies' respective netbook product lines. There are big qualifiers on this news, because of the source - DigiTimes has gotten these things wrong before.