July 21, 2008

SMALL, CHEAP LAPTOPS — OH NOOO!

The personal computer industry is poised to sell tens of millions of small, energy-efficient Internet-centric devices. Curiously, some of the biggest companies in the business consider this bad news. In a tale of sales success breeding resentment, computer companies are wary of the new breed of computers because their low price could threaten PC makers’ already thin profit margins.

I’ve tested the Asus — both 7″ and 9″ — and the HP Mini-Note. All are good, though the Mini-Note with XP would be better.

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