Template talk:Netbooks

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I am removing the hard-coded "unsuccessful" tag from this template. Achitnis 16:09, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Title of template[edit]

Low-cost? ultra-portable? According to who? Based on what measure? -- Cat chi? 15:37, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I browsed the pages that are included, and the primary target is exactly that -- low-cost ultra-portable personal computers (the pages often say either low-cost or ultra-portable), so that's what I've changed the name to. Come on, you don't suggest that Rural computers is a better term, do you? :) Putting the fact keyword behind low-cost ultra-portable is a bit excessive for this case, IMHO. MureninC 14:38, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
I think the name Low-cost ultra-portable personal computers is pretty OK as this "new" kind of devices is mostly being called like this (reference might be here, here or here). Though removing the [citation needed].--Kozuch (talk) 08:18, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
Template inclusion criteria too vague. Since mobile computer covers everything from a cart computer through desktop replacement laptops through graphing calculators, that doesn't narrow the field very much.
I also think that the low cost part is questionable at best. It appears to be POV/opinion, rather than verifiable fact. (Low cost can be anything.) Cost is a marketing buzzword, so everybody will claim to be low cost. Many of the devices listed cost as much or more than regular laptops. A quick trawl through any computer review site would probably find a dozen or more reviews mentioning whatever laptop as "low cost," and therefore presumably meat to go on this template.
The template needs some clearer, more objective criteria for inclusion/exclusion (or else it will grow too huge to be useful). Zodon (talk) 06:18, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
What about renaming to "Netbooks and Nettops"? Sure, both articles contain the similar "low-cost" wording, however, that is most likely to be better profiled in the near future.--Kozuch (talk) 15:05, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

MSI next[edit]

I don't think it should be included in this template yet, but MSI looks to be jumping on the bandwagon [1]. —Fleminra (talk) 06:22, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Upcoming laptop competition[edit]

Copied from Template talk:Linux mini computers (is relevant to here too I guess):

  • Acer [2] [3] [4]: Intel Diamondville CPU; 7–9″ screen; Q2/Q3 2008 release; ~$470
  • Gigabyte [5]: Intel Shelton platform (1.6 GHz); 8 W; 7–9″ screen; June 2008 release
  • MSI [6]: July/August 2008 release

Fleminra (talk) 23:40, 14 February 2008 (UTC) --Kozuch (talk) 21:54, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

  • UK company Elonex [7] [8]: Aday5F-300 Processor, Price USD 200

--Kozuch (talk) 16:16, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

User:Fleminra/Comparison of Linux subnotebooks. —Fleminra (talk) 21:26, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Web resource[edit]

Comprehensive list of low-cost ultraportables--Kozuch (talk) 21:38, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Rename to Netbooks[edit]

Actually, with the new term of netbook, the template could be renamed, because most of items listed are netbook or are pretty close.--Kozuch (talk) 18:19, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


Should we do a clenup to adhere to the new name of netbooks? OLPX XO-1 and some more may not qualify for netbooks...--Kozuch (talk) 12:26, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Toshiba NB100[edit]

Needs to be added... Sidefall (talk) 19:29, 28 March 2009 (UTC)