Computer giants jump on ‘netbook’

The industry's biggest PC makers have launched a flurry of small portable computers called ‘netbooks'.

6th September, 2008

The industry's biggest PC makers have launched a flurry of small portable computers called ‘netbooks'.

This in an attempt to capitalise on the new sub-laptop market pioneered by Asus's EEE PC. Computer giants HP and Lenovo have both launched nine-inch and ten-inch netbooks.

These feature scaled down processors, Linux operating systems and have no DVD or CD players.

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