8.9-Inch Netbooks Going Extinct?

8.9-Inch Netbooks Going Extinct?
By , Last updated on: 12/3/2014



This week, Asus announced that they would be eliminating the 8.9-inch Eee PC models sometime in 2009, and relying instead on their 10.1-inch netbook offerings. According to Asus, the majority of their sales is coming from 10.1-inch netbooks, as consumers view the 8.9-inch models as too small in comparison.

Generally, 10.1-inch and 8.9-inch netbooks have very similar body sizes, despite the difference in the display size, so this won't affect the overall portability and comfort of a reasonably-sized netbook laptop computer. The 10.1-inch models tend to have larger, more comfortable keyboards for typing and superior screen resolutions.

With this announcement, and the success of the 10.1-inch MSI Wind and Acer Aspire One models, it's likely that 8.9-inch netbooks will be extinct by the end of the year. That means this is a great time to try and score a great deal on the remaining stock of 8.9-inch netbooks, if you are so inclined.

Though they're small, I definitely think the 8.9-inch Eee PCs are worthwhile models, especially at these low prices.

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