Well, you're wrong, Ray. There are already new netbooks on the market - but they run Android. No more burdening a low-powered computer with a resource hog like Windows, and much as I love Linux, let's face it - most people won't learn to use it. But they already have smartphones with Android.
RT, to which devices are you referring to? The Samsung and Acer Chromebooks? I will admit that these are definitely netbooks their size, cost, and OS prove that. Afterall the first eepc netbook indeed did mot run windows at first qnd was heared more towards internet use like netbooks. However these products are in many ways inferior to traditional netbooks as they can't run a standard OS like windows which means very few compatible programs. An atom CPU in a current netbooks should also be more powerful than the SoC's offered in be current Chromebooks. But most importantly I don't think the 2 current Chromebooks manufacturers are looking for ways of keeping the netbook alive it's more googles attempt at testing the chromeOS waters in a broader study while hoping offering it standard on a system will give it market credibility. On the flip side Samsung and Acer get to test the the waters for multiple reasons; trying a new OS, getting the last bit of a market looking for a cheap tablet with a keyboard, and trying out phone/tablet SoC's on other items.
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