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Intel's hope that it can take on and beat the tablet with skinny laptops - Ultrabooks - may prove unfounded, in the UK at least. That's the conclusion to be drawn from sales value data released by GfK, a market watcher, which shows that while tablets took a greater share of over-the-counter sales in February compared to February …

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Anonymous Coward

its

Obvious to most people I think.

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Anonymous Coward

Pointless comparisons == pointles article.

The title blabs about ultrabooks, but the content is all on generic netbooks vs tablets.

The real bogus crap though is that its all about the "value" over the counter. Your average netbook is a lot cheaper than a shiney tablet, so you would have to sell a lot more to have a matching "value".

Tablets are little more than toys, where doing real work on them is a pain.

Netbooks can be toys, but they are also useful tools that can do real work just like any other PC.

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nothing to deduce about ultrabooks yet

First wave of Ultrabooks are premium priced laptops missing premium features such as adequate display resolutions. The potentially appeal to only a very narrow slice of the market. As prices come down for these low spec models and we see some higher spec implementations, there'll be some sales figures worth discussing.

Nothing much has happened in the netbook form factor for ages so hardly surprising interest has waned in the tired product lines.

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