Dell Not Selling NetBooks In Favor Of UltraLights – Smart Move.

Netbooks had a lot of buzz (it seems like only a few hours) until tablets came along.

Personally, I’ve used several netbooks (small notebook computers – small keyboards and tiny screens) but never liked them much for serious work as the screens were just too small and the keyboards were too small for my fairly regular sized fingers.

What I like VERY much are the new crop of ultra-light notebooks on the market. Dell, HP, Acer, Toshiba and others all make great ultra-light notebooks.

These are notebooks with 13″ or so screens, and almost full sized keyboards. The difference – full processing power, very, very thin, very light and most won’t have a CD player. It’s an ideal tool for someone who travels a lot and does not want their back to break.

What does this mean for you?

  • If you are still lugging around a heavy notebook – get a new ultalight notebook.
  • If you are painful typing and squinting on a netbook – get rid of it.

All Things D reported on Dell’s moves here and The Verge reported on it here.


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  • FreedomMMC

    yeah i wasn’t a fan of the tiny laptops either I see some use in the tablets but I think they are just giant cell phones.  Long term laptops are here to stay. Web Page

    • Ramon Ray

      well tablets, I do think are pretty good. I use mine quite often

    • Frank Bradshaw

      Actually, the combination of an ultra-light and a tablet has a great place.
      I find I use my iPad a lot for checking email or a quick web browse.
      I can manage and update my websites (painful with the on-screen keyboard but I’m going to try an external keyboard soon) and use it for general use.
      An ultralight could come in handy for document typing and more heavy duty work.
      Yes the ultralight and tablet could be a trend that’s going to have some legs.

      • Ramon Ray

        Frank, I’m with you here – I in fact often carry an ultra-light and a tablet and fine that it works quite well for me!