Comments on: Dell’s enterprise chief pooh-poohs netbooks http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/21/dells-enterprise-chief-pooh-poohs-netbooks/ Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Netbook Newsroom http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/21/dells-enterprise-chief-pooh-poohs-netbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-882 Tue, 26 May 2009 10:10:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3133#comment-882 This isn’t all that suprising really – Intel are also downplaying the usability of netbooks out of fear that netbook sales will cannabalise sales of more expensive notebook computers. The fact that netbooks would serve 90% of consumers perfectly well seems to be of no consequence to the heads of marketing (who are realising a little too late that they’ve shot themselves in the foot when it comes to long term sales by jumping on the netbook bandwagon)!

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By: Cheap Netbooks http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/21/dells-enterprise-chief-pooh-poohs-netbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-874 Sun, 24 May 2009 04:17:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3133#comment-874 I bought a netbook when my laptop died, thinking that I would be able to use it exclusively as a replacement. I did that for a few months then went back to a regular laptop. The Netbook is a great little computer to take in the car, carry in my wife’s purse etc, but it’s nowhere near a replacement for a full PC or laptop.

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By: Brian Foulkrod http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/21/dells-enterprise-chief-pooh-poohs-netbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-864 Fri, 22 May 2009 06:10:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3133#comment-864 If you’re doing the enterprise side, you can say netbooks are not up to the task of being anything more than a blackberry with a bigger keyboard and screen.

Unless…with server based apps and cloud computing, the heavy work is done elsewhere, and your “inadequate” netbook is only used to display the results and provide a means of input. I seem to remember companies hanging onto old WIN98 workstations while newer servers actually did the work, allowing them to hang onto old hardware a bit longer.

It all comes down to the customers you’re working with and what their requirements are.

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/21/dells-enterprise-chief-pooh-poohs-netbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-862 Thu, 21 May 2009 18:46:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3133#comment-862 This was a missed chance for Dell, netbooks are not slow it all depends on what software you put on it. A netbook is ideal when you’re on the road, my netbook has an almost 8 hour battery life, a ssd and great mobile internet connectivity.

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