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Intel employee warns on Windows 7 netbook pricing, SSDs

Intel blogger Josh Bancroft thinks Windows 7 "runs GREAT on netbooks," but he foresees several serious problems with pricing and storage, according to a blog entry posted on an Intel website Tuesday.

In the blog, Bancroft says that Microsoft's margins on XP netbooks are not strong, and the company will feel pressure to increase revenue from Windows 7 netbooks -- a move that he suggests could lead to netbooks that are too expensive. Bancroft also expressed doubt that netbooks with small solid state disks (also known as flash drives) would be able to handle Windows 7.

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