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Netbooks dead, blame tablets

Dell’s decision to stop making netbooks comes as no surprise. The market for tiny, underpowered laptops was under threat from the moment Apple released its first iPad. I doubt it will take long for other brands to drop them. Pioneering portability Netbooks had two things going for them when they first appeared. They were portable – far […]

Time we had a New Zealand Apple store

IDC Research reports Apple overtook Acer and Dell in a single quarter to become the second best-selling PC brand in Australian and New Zealand. Hewlett-Packard remains top. Jumping a single place would have been an achievement, climbing two spots is outstanding. Apple’s rise comes at a time the overall PC market is weak. Ironically, the main […]