We saw this coming. I was originally very excited about the netbooks, especially the ones by ASUS, ACER and DELL. We bought several, mostly for mobile presentations, etc.
Once I got an iPad in my hands, I’ve never looked back. Such a larger, brighter screen, wifi/3g, instant/on/off, and 10 hour battery life. The first day I had it, I – yes – I thought …”this is the end of these net books.” Were they tiny? – yes, Convenient – yes. But so underpowered and too small to really do any work on.
Now it looks like we’re living in a world with an entirely new mobile form-factor – the tablet… and out of the gate – Apple’s really doing it right with the iPad. The great thing about technology like this is that it only gets better with time!