Announced in 2007 at the then unheard of price of $199, the Eee PC netbooks started a trend that lasted just three years until the introduction of the Apple iPad in 2010.
As with most netbooks, the Eee line featured a number of underpowered devices that often did not work as expected but were ultraportable and sufficed for secondary devices mainly used for web browsing.
Asus will now direct customers to their new Transformer tablets, which come with an optional dock that make them as productive as netbooks except with touch screens and more powerful internals.
Allegedly, Acer and MSI will also be discontinuing their netbook offerings this year.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Sep 2012 0:29