Intel relaxes Netbook definition criteria, too late?
It seems like the Intel’s latest Netbooks might support a new OS called Tizen, which is based on MeeGo platform. Along with that, it will also support Windows 7 and 8 platforms.
According to Intel these new Netbooks will co-exist in the 7inch to 12.1inch space, and will be very slim and some of them are also expected to be Fanless. Intel will also allow new form factors, which might even include sliders, convertible designs which will be hybrids of tablets and Netbooks.
Intel’s also leaves a teaser for their partners saying that their next generation Netbooks will be more stylish to attract more users and some more features will be included to them like the Blu-ray 2.0 support, full HD 1080p support, PC sync, Intel Widi for Netbook, wireless music support, smart connect as well as rapid start.
Intel also has its Application store which provides software making it bit easier for the users to get one which comes under Windows 7 for now and will also be available in future Windows 8 platform.
Apart from all these features included in these new Netbooks the prices can obviously be expected to rise. The high end models might cost $100 more the current models. But there will also be some models which will range from $199 to $399, so some cheap slim models will also be available.
With all these new upgrades might be able to bring back the lost attraction for the Netbooks, after the tablet market has grown at a very fast rate affecting their sales.