As laptop computers are predicted to outsell desktops in 2009, what role will the smaller, cheaper netbook play? And how can you decide if the netbook is a good fit for your business?
As laptop computers are predicted to outsell desktops in 2009, what role will the smaller, cheaper netbook play? And how can you decide if the netbook is a good fit for your business?The year 2008 saw a lot of changes in the business world, one being the rise of the netbook. And 2009 shows no signs of a decline, as laptops should outsell desktop computers for the first time next year, with netbooks expected to help boost those laptop sales.
Here are some netbook features to keep an eye out for in 2009:
Netbooks are not for every business, of course. They tend to not have have CD/DVD drives, PC Card slots, Bluetooth capabilities, or good versions of Ethernet or Wi-Fi. And the gorgeous MacBook Air is about as light as a typical netbook and boasts a 64 GB solid-state drive -- though the MacBook Air also carries an $1,800 price tag.
The debate over the netbook versus the full-size laptop is one of those in which any business owner would be wise to carefully consult the specs.
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