That's the message from NVIDIA
Indeed, the first couple of Ion-powered netbooks coming down the hatch do look a lot like smallish laptops. The Lenovo S12 and Samsung N510, both Intel
Regardless of what NVIDIA says, I think we'll see system builders like Lenovo, Dell
We could, on the other hand, see the portable computer market stratifying further this year. The Ion netbook, whether running Microsoft
And then we have increasingly powerful smartphones filling in the blanks. The Apple
So there's a portable computer for every need now, with clear demarcations between categories that should make it easier for consumers and IT buyers to pick their poison. Add in the imminent launch of Windows 7 and an economy entering rehab, and that clarification process should pour kerosene on the fire for the entire industry.
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