They also seem to not understand what the problem was with netbooks. Really, it was simple. Microsoft and Intel did not want to give up their profit margins and forced the use of substandard parts and software at high prices, intentionally making netbooks undesirable and unprofitable. Ultrabooks and Hybrids simply cost too much for what they deliver. Why do journalists not understand that $400 notebooks, good enough for 70% or more of users (consumer and business), are entirely possible?
The most important thing about the Samsung ARM-based Chromebook is that it proves a decent laptop can be made cheaply.The articles below are only a small sample of the noise and nonsense.
What happened to netbooks? Apple’s iPad and Macbook Air killed the $400 former future of computing. - Slate Magazine
The Frustrating Truth About Google's Chromebook | PCMag.com
Samsung Chromebook sales: Amazon’s best-selling laptop is a Chromebook | BGR
Poll: Would You Choose A Chromebook?
Samsung Chromebook Now Top Selling Laptop on Amazon - HotHardware
Windows 8 Hybrids: Netbooks That Just Aren’t Worth It | Gizmodo Australia
The Netbook Is Dead, Long Live The Netbook - Forbes
The Netbook Isn't Dead, It's Just Evolved | Maximum PC
Asus, Acer kill off netbooks as Chromebook tops popularity chart on Amazon - TechSpot
Was It Really Apple That Killed The Netbook? - Forbes