The New York Times notes that Netbooks are making a bit of a comeback with sales rising despite the recession. They say that these web-connected mini-laptops with just-good-enough computing and low prices are now in demand while PC sales are dropping:

A netbook does not need the world’s most powerful microprocessor on board, because the constant connection to the Internet endows even the least expensive version, or an even smaller smartphone, with the supplemental power of acres of server computers that reside in the cloud and provide the power of a virtual supercomputer.

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