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User Analysis by Cheap Laptops Centre Shows Declining Interest in Netbooks


Recent analysis by Cheap Laptops Centre identifies a reduction of Interest in Netbooks despite growing interest in light portable computing devices

(PRWEB) October 30, 2012

The Best Netbooks are synonymous with lightweight and portability making them a very useful companion for those travelling whilst retaining the ability to undertake many computing tasks. They are designed to be compact, give a longer battery life and generally priced lower than average laptops.

These benefits usually came at the cost of less powerful processors, smaller screens, less memory and reduced features, for example, the devices do not have built in CD/DVD drives.

Analysis of user browsing habits by Cheap Laptops Centre, the UK laptop comparison website, has identified that the level of interest in Netbooks has reduced amongst users of its website. This result can be attributed to a number of factors.

Users traditionally had a choice of the standard 15” laptops or for more portability 13” or 14” models. The reduction in size was reflected in the overall weight of the device. Netbooks filled this market by providing a reduction in features but with better battery performance with the added benefit of being more lightweight.

In the current marketplace consumers now have much more choice when searching for a device that enables them to keep in contact whilst still being mobile. The introduction of cheap tablet PCs has attracted away many consumers with even mobile phones or Smartphones providing the facility to undertake limited browsing as well as email functionality.

Further, laptop manufacturers are targeting this lucrative marketplace with ultraportable laptops, including Chromebooks and Ultrabooks. Whilst these are not exactly cheap laptops, they provide the functionality and portability demanded in this sector.

This doesn't mean that there isn't a market for Netbooks, today's demanding and often varied lifestyles mean that there are considerable situations where Netbooks make the most appropriate portable device.

Cheap Laptops Centre provides a wide range of Netbooks and ultraportable laptops specifically targeted at the mobile market. All leading brands are available including Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, Samsung and Toshiba. In addition, there are buying user guides and valuable tips available for users wanting further advice or information before deciding on a purchase.

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