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.
You can dive into the various subcategories here for detailed suggestions for every need and budget, but on this page, we present the current laptops that are our personal favorites, because of style, power, value, or just because we like them.
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.
Dell's popular Mini 10 is the most customizable Netbook we've seen. Adding extras such as a higher-resolution display makes it more useful, but also blurs the price line between Netbooks and mainstream laptops.
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Asus chairman Jonney Shih thinks the company will be able to more than triple last year's shipments and break into the phone-making elite.
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?
Technically Incorrect: A splendidly absurd video that purports to reveal the real reason for the new MacBook Air design is making many laugh on YouTube.
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.