Las netbooks han muerto?


 

La muerte de los netbooks se ha declarado en incontables ocasiones, sabiéndose que su declive comenzó con el auge de las tabletas, motivando el abandono del nicho por parte de varios fabricantes y una consecuente baja en el número de despachos de este producto.

Y ahora, quizás ya podemos decir definitivamente que el formato se murió, tras el reporte de que Acer y ASUS dejarán de hacer esta clase de mini-computadoras a partir de este año 2013, siendo hasta el día de hoy las únicas dos empresas que seguían apostando por ellas, con todo el resto de las marcas inclinándose por los ultrabooks y portátiles de bajo precio con otros tamaños mayores a las 10 pulgadas.

Así, ya no queda nadie que haga netbooks en la industria y especialmente tras el anuncio de ASUS, es que podemos decir que éstos pasaron a mejor vida, ya que dicha empresa fue la que comenzó todo el año 2007 cuando lanzó al mercado su serie Eee PC, de la mano de los procesadores Intel Atom que dieron vida a estos dispositivos.

Link: Netbooks: R.I.P. 2007-2013 (Neowin)

 

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Commodore makes new computer with very old-looking hardware

There’s something unabashedly cool about retro technology, and when it comes to computers it doesn’t get more retro than the Commodore 64. That’s why Commodore USA is recreating the very classic computer casing but this time with very modern hardware.

Citing “overwhelming demand from former Commodore users worldwide,” the company is creating an “exact replica of the original beige chassis Commodore C64.” Except this time it has 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a one terabyte hard drive, HDMI compatibility, an Intel Atom 525 CPU and Nvidia Ion2 graphics. It also packs in six USB ports, a 6-in-1 media card reader, and an optional Blu-ray Disc drive. This ain’t your granddaddy’s Commodore 64!

Enthusiasts out there have become legendary for merging old and new technologies to create extremely unique and captivating pieces of hardware. But it’s not often that a company actually goes back to its roots and devotes resources to recreating a look that by all standards is completely outdated.


There’s something unabashedly cool about retro technology, and when it comes to computers it doesn’t get more retro than the Commodore 64. That’s why Commodore USA is recreating the very classic computer casing but this time with very modern hardware.

Citing “overwhelming demand from former Commodore users worldwide,” the company is creating an “exact replica of the original beige chassis Commodore C64.” Except this time it has 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a one terabyte hard drive, HDMI compatibility, an Intel Atom 525 CPU and Nvidia Ion2 graphics. It also packs in six USB ports, a 6-in-1 media card reader, and an optional Blu-ray Disc drive. This ain’t your granddaddy’s Commodore 64!

Enthusiasts out there have become legendary for merging old and new technologies to create extremely unique and captivating pieces of hardware. But it’s not often that a company actually goes back to its roots and devotes resources to recreating a look that by all standards is completely outdated. Leer más “Commodore makes new computer with very old-looking hardware”

Intel optimizes netbooks with dual-core Atom chip

Intel’s latest dual-core, mobile Atom processor is hitting store shelves today in netbooks designed by a number of OEMs, including Acer, Asus, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI and Toshiba.

Intel spokesperson Suzy Ramirez told TG Daily that the next-gen chip would enable “new levels” of support for applications such as games, Adobe Flash and video streaming sites like YouTube and Hulu.


Aharon Etengoff

Intel’s latest dual-core, mobile Atom processor is hitting store shelves today in netbooks designed by a number of OEMs, including Acer, Asus, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI and Toshiba.

Intel spokesperson Suzy Ramirez told TG Daily that the next-gen chip would enable “new levels” of support for applications such as games, Adobe Flash and video streaming sites like YouTube and Hulu. Leer más “Intel optimizes netbooks with dual-core Atom chip”