Reply to post: So these aren't netbooks at all are they?

Heads up, Chromebook: Here come the sub-$200 Windows 8.1 portables

Anthony Hegedus Silver badge

So these aren't netbooks at all are they?

Crappy atom processor? Check

Limited RAM? Check

Pre-installed OS that is crippled in some way? Check

Too small to be useful? Check

Yep, they're netbooks alright. Like a netbook in tablet clothing. A netbook without a keyboard actually, so even more crippled than it was in the first place. The only tablet which actually needs to run an antivirus for general day-to-day use. There are no useful apps for it. And despite its total crappiness it'll probably sell well, for a while, until people realise they're useless, just like netbooks. Once you've got 18 months of updates on it, and the usual windows slow-down, it'll run like an arthritic slug.

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