A new survey shows that a lot of consumers who buy netbooks may be dissatisfied with their purchases. Clearly, PC makers and retailers need to do a better job explaining the differences in capabilities between netbooks and regular laptops to consumers.
Today, contract manufacturer Foxconn joined an alliance whose members seek to make ultra-low-cost PCs. The alliance members, which include chipmaker Via, plan to put out netbooks as well as laptops. And that’s bad news for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Acer.
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