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The netbook is dead

Laura Barnes
The netbook is dead

The last remaining netbook manufacturers have both announced that they will not be making any new models.

Only Asus and Acer are still competing in the netbook market, but these two manufacturers have revealed that they have no plans to release any new netbook devices.

Asus recently announced that its Eee PC product line will end as 2013 starts, and Acer has said it has no plans to continue developing netbook products.

According to Digitimes, this means the netbook market will officially end after the two vendors finish digesting their remaining inventories.

Former netbook manufacturers such as Samsung, HP and Dell have all already moved away from the devices to focus on tablets.

IDC’s latest research predicts that 122.3m tablets were sold in 2012, with figure is expected to reach 172m in 2013.

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Tags: Acer, asus, idc, netbooks, eee

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