Netbooks are turning into one of the hottest sellers in the computer market, according to an expert.
Ray Saitz, writing for the Peterborough Examiner, said that after years of systems growing larger and more powerful, portable computers are now getting smaller.
“At first glance everything about a netbook looks stripped down. The average screen size is only slightly larger than ten inches, the keyboard is about 80 per cent the size of a regular version and the whole thing could hide under a letter-sized piece of paper,” he added.
However, My Saitz added that netbooks are selling at remarkable rates, as they can wirelessly connect to the internet, do word processing and store large amounts of data.
He commented that with a total weight of less than a kilogram, netbooks are ideal for students, travellers or businessmen.
People who have bought netbooks can install a range of software, including Microsoft Office and iTunes, to allow them to carry out tasks that they normally would on their desktop PC.