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.
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.
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?
The Asus Transformer Book T100 revives the Netbook value proposition (and Netbook usability issues) in a budget-price 10-inch laptop that doubles as a tablet. You won’t love it, but for sheer bang for the buck, it’s hard to beat.
The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.
Full Windows 8, a touchscreen, a laptop and tablet combined...and great battery life. Did we mention it costs under $400?
Asus is hoping you'll prefer the small, cheap EeeBook X205 notebook to a tablet. But is a return to netbooks a smart move, or misguided?
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Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.
The HP SlateBook X2 can be used as a standalone tablet, but it was made for its included keyboard.
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.