As I understand it netbook computers have been a bit of commercial failure, certainly compared to tablet computers, and all the market action is in the latter now. However, I have little interest in tablets, but I think I could use a netbook (as a portable adjunct to my desktop PC, both lighter and cheaper than a proper laptop). Currently I see netbooks on sale at PC World for about £200 (they may be cheaper yet, elsewhere). On the other hand, funds are kind of tight at the moment, and I really don’t need one now. Are netbooks likely to still be around in 6 months, or a year or two, or are they going to stop making them? If they are still likely to be around, are they likely to get more expensive (and/or powerful), or less?
I am under the impression that a modern netbook would be plenty powerful enough for web surfing and some word processing, and maybe even streaming audio (with headphones or external speakers) and video, although they are probably not much use for running photoshop or playing fast, graphical games. Let me know if I am wrong.