From 2007 to 2009, we saw the rise of the low-powered, dirt-cheap netbook. Today these clunky computers are frequently mocked -- but they did teach us a lesson.
CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
These oft-ridiculed, low-powered laptops were crushed by the iPad, but had an important part to play in the story of computing. Check it out.
It's no surprise at the IFA show to see another manufacturing power join the smartwatch market. But weren't Netbooks left for dead after consumers moved to tablets instead?
Kind of like a Chromebook, but with Windows 8.1, this is perhaps the best laptop deal I've seen all year.
The reorganization comes as the lines dividing consumer electronics devices blur, the chip giant says.
Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.
Chromebooks are the new netbook, but look to have a longer shelf life. Samsung has an overwhelming share of the market at 65 percent, with Acer at 21 percent.
Full Windows 8, a touchscreen, a laptop and tablet combined...and great battery life. Did we mention it costs under $400?
Reminiscent of the original netbook, these new 10.1-inch Android hybrids are powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor.
The HP SlateBook X2 can be used as a standalone tablet, but it was made for its included keyboard.