The introduction of the netbook has heralded an era of cheap, portable and convenient computing, but what does the future hold for the netbook? TECH.BLORGE spoke to Lenovo's Worldwide Competitive Analyst, Matt Kohut, about his vision of the future of netbooks, which involves Windows 7, bigger screens, built-in 3G, touch integration, and lower prices.
Linux fans will no doubt be disappointed that Kohut predicts that Windows 7 will be the dominant operating system on netbooks in the future. According to Kohut, the reason for this is that Windows 7 offers a better, familiar solution, with the benefits of touch.
Kohut also addresses the interesting issue of the intersection between netbooks and notebooks, and the challenges that vendors face.