Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Netbook Revolution

Asus, the Asian company little known outside the mother-board and graphic cards market, has led a quiet revolution almost as significant as the IBM PC of the eighties.

Moving away from the smaller, and faster mainstream market for laptops, the Asus eeepc, which is smaller and cheaper, created a new "Netbook" category overnight.

Now, the "Netbook" niche is threatening the mainstream, and PC manufacturers are worried.

Meanwhile, portable computing became cheaper, more reliable and convenient.

Jay, from Bangalore