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Apple iPad’s $499 price tag has other tablet makers rethinking pricing

With a base price of $499, the recently announced iPad isn’t exactly cheap. Most netbooks, smartphones, and other mobile computing devices available today can be picked up for significantly less. But for an Apple product, $499 ain’t bad. COO TIM Cook had previously indicated that he didn’t think the company could produce anything worthwhile in […]

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Does the Apple iPad spell the death of netbooks?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs took a few pot shots at netbooks during the iPad announcement yesterday, saying they’re “not better at anything” than laptops or smartphones. And that’s kind of true. A netbook isn’t better at playing videos, surfing the web, playing games, or editing documents than a 15 inch laptop with a speedy processor […]

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Apple introduces the iPad tablet, prices starting at $499

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the company’s new tablet device, called the iPad. He’s pitching it as a device that’s more capable than an iPhone, but more portable than a laptop. Basically, he says it’s a third category of device between phones and laptops… Jobs acknowledged that some people consider netbooks to fill that […]

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AMtek launches new line of Pine Trail netboks, CULV tablets

Taiwan’s AMtek has been pumping out tablets and netbooks for a while. At CES the company showed off a few new models in each product category, including the first AMtek 1o inch netbook with an Intel Atom N450 processor and a new line of 12 inch models featuring Intel CULV processors. The AMtek LI10netbook features […]