Steve,The form factor was actually pretty good. That said, look at "the kids" as you walk along the street. How many of them are carrying a smartphone of some sort and texting with two thumbs faster than I can type? at home, most have a laptop of some sort with a large screen.We are in the midsts of a fight over the optimal form factor for our assorted gadgets. While my personal preferences probably reflect my age (ultra-lightweight laptop, but better screen and more functionality than a netbook, and a desktop with a bunch of large monitors, gaming KB/mouse and all the trimmings, etc.), but am now experimenting with a 7 inch tablet to see if that's a reasonable compromise.In any case, it seems that the netbook had its day in the educational market, but the margins for resellers were the pits and it's now trying to fill a niche which has gotten much smaller (as in the Raspberry Pi and its brethren providing a thin client, cost effective solution).It was a cheap fix a few years ago, but life moves on.Jeff
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