Subnotebooks have found themselves firmly in the spotlight throughout 2008, and the trend is showing no signs of stopping.
With the subnotebook market expected to grow dramatically in coming years, manufacturers have been racing to take advantage. In terms of subnotebook devices, the likes of ASUS, MSI, Dell, Acer and others have been working overtime to launch their products and lure customers away from the competition.
The same could be said of subnotebook innards. The world's largest semiconductor manufacturer, Intel, launched its low-power Atom processor aimed specifically at the subnotebook form factor. Similarly, the likes of NVIDIA and AMD have followed suit with lower-power chips aimed at portable devices.
The subnotebook impact hasn't stopped with hardware, the rapid growth of the low-cost ultra-portable form factor has already forced Microsoft to extend the life of its ageing Windows XP operating system.
Subnotebooks, it seems, are all the craze. Yet, despite all the media attention and sales-talk from various manufacturers, we're asking you, our readers, are you feeling the subnotebook craze?
The appeal of low-cost subnotebooks is undeniable, but as competition has grown, it could be argued that manufacturers have raised specifications - along with prices. There's certainly no shortage of pros and cons, but we want to hear your thoughts.
So, dear readers, over the past months you've read all about the products, and you've probably made your decision on whether or not to buy. What we want to know is, how do you feel about the line-up of subnotebooks? And, most importantly, have you bought into the subnotebook craze?
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