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  1. #21

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    Aug 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    Im sorry, but a netbook is just a small and light laptop and they havent gone anywhere. They just changed the name to 'ultrabook' to fool some idiots into thinking its something different and they need to buy one.
    An ultrabook has minimum hardware specifications mandated by Intel. These specify minimum processor, sleep recovery time, battery life.

    A netbook was a fuzzy term which usually meant "small, severely underpowered laptop."
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  2. #22

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    Oct 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoob:
    I think you are shooting from the hip here, I don't believe there is such a thing as a Mac Ultrabook?
    True... I meant the Macbook Air range - similar screens, price and specs to the PC ultrabooks.

  3. #23

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    Dec 2002

    The Airbook convinced me to give up my desktop and move over to Mac OS. Initially it was the best hardware (given my requirements for light weight) to run Windows 7 (VMWare something or the other).

    Now, I rarely load up Windows, unless it is to test something or run a Windows only util.

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  4. #24

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    Sep 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by wayland:
    You've never seen a Newton or a Palm Pilot? Those existed well before smart phones and are where tablets were inspired from.
    The Newton (and Psion Organiser) did but not the Palm Pilot. The first smartphone was the Simon Personal Communicator introduced in 1994.
    Even you don't consider that a smartphone the Nokia Communicator was released in 1996, one year before the Palm Pilot.

    Tablet PCs (a term coined by MS) existed 10 years before the first iPad came out, running OS such as 'Windows XP for Tablet PC'. They were mainly for business use, expensive, heavy and required the use of the stylus but they are tablets nevertheless; the "Post-PC" tablets are a bit touchier and lighter etc., and more succesful obviously.

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