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7 Reasons Netbooks Will Fade Away

ChannelWeb offers 7 reasons why netbooks, like disco, Cabbage Patch Dolls and the Macarena, are just another passing fad that one day will be fodder for ridicule.

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As global economies continue their inexorable meltdowns, the low-cost, small-form-factor portable PCs known as netbooks are becoming ragingly popular. But while status-conscious early netbook adopters enjoy showing off the tiny machines in offices and coffee shops around the world, netbooks have some serious limitations that will likely prevent them from ever gaining widespread acceptance.



ChannelWeb offers 7 reasons why netbooks, like disco, Cabbage Patch Dolls and the Macarena, are just another passing fad that one day will be fodder for ridicule.



Netbook Screens Are Too Damn Small



Tiny nine-inch netbook screens are fine if you have good eyesight, but what about people who don't? According to the National Eye Institute, blindness or low vision affects 3.3 million Americans age 40 and over, or one in 28 people. That figure is projected to reach 5.5 million by the year 2020. Clearly, a significant portion the above-40 set is going to have trouble with the small screen sizes of netbooks.

 
 
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