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When Dell Kills Off Netbooks, You Know They're Done For Good

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Netbooks? They're already dead to us. But that hasn't stopped manufacturers churning them out. Now Dell has announced that it's killing them off — a sure sign they're done.

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Let's face it: Dell might sell a lot of computers — hey, even discontinued ones to the US Government! — but it's hardly revolutionary.

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Now, Dell has announced that it's through with netbooks, and has already stopped selling their Inspiron Minis. It also has no intention of releasing new netbooks based on Intel's forthcoming Cedar Trail platform. In other words, it is done with the category.

And when a company as far from the cutting-edge as Dell announces that it's pulling out of the netbook game, it means that the breed of underpowered computers is officially dead. Gone. Forgotten forever. Don't be sad though — they were always crap anyway.

Speaking to The Verge, Dell's Marketing Director Alison Gardner was clear about their strategy for the future: "Thin and powerful is where it is at for us." Notice how she didn't use the world Ultrabook? Well done, Dell! You're going up in my estimations. [Liliputing via The Verge]

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Whats with gizmodo and all the Netbook hate??

I have an eeepc and its the best damn thing i've bought in ages! a fully functioning PC allways with you, never out of battery and at an afordeable price!

Until you get me a Tablet that actually runs PRODUCTIVE software on it im sticking to my netbook!