Exactly. But, since nobody that I'm aware of currently makes a modern X86 netbook, they may have found a niche.Hmm, with a 7" screen, it's not any different to a normal netbook, is it?
It's very hard to say how useful this device will be yet - we don't really know the specs. We apparenly know the SoC it'll use, and we can see the ports on the right hand side of the keyboard - I'm taking them to be headphone (misplaced, but meh), usb-C, hdmi and USB-A. I'd personally like it to have an SD slot.
And we know very little about the keyboard layout, which we know is pretty important around these parts. On the prototype I can see backspace in the wrong place, but that may not be a bad idea given its normaly position would be perilously close to the power key.
Once in a while there is a device showing up on the market that could be classified as a netbook, but afaik in the whole last year that was just one device. Medion has released some devices in 2014 and 2015 that are still available in small quantities, but that's pretty much it. And all of them are Windows-contaminated.Ah, no one produces Netbooks anymore?
I also owned a 901 (1 ssd of 16Gb version) and really liked it. But the keyboard was the worst I've ever had on any laptop. It even failed and had to be replaced once.Yeah, 901 users unite!
Still rocking mine. I was going to go for a chromebook and flash some full linux on it, but I'd already upgraded my 901 with a 64GB SSD and no chromebooks came out with that storage capacity built in.
Since then the controller that was connected to that SSD burned out, and I ran it off USB for a while, but an update to the boot process in Arch stopped me booting from it (even though I could still see it if I booted from rescue media), so I bit the bullet and switched to having most of my OS on a SD card that I've stuck electrical tape over to stop me (or anyone else) removing it accidentally.