Windows and Netbooks - A year in review

It’s been a year since we first started to see netbook PCs running Windows come to market. Early Internet-centric models typically offered a 7 inch screen, small keyboard, slow legacy processors, 512MB of RAM or less, and 1-4 GB SSD storage, whereas typical configurations today have 9 and 10 inch screens, near full-size keyboards, 1GB RAM […]

It’s been a year since we first started to see netbook PCs running Windows come to market. Early Internet-centric models typically offered a 7 inch screen, small keyboard, slow legacy processors, 512MB of RAM or less, and 1-4 GB SSD storage, whereas typical configurations today have 9 and 10 inch screens, near full-size keyboards, 1GB RAM and up to 160GB storage. The growth of Windows on netbook PCs in the U.S. go from under 10% of unit sales during the first half of 2008 to 96% as of February 2009, according to the latest NPD Retail Tracking Service data. We’re gearing up to ensure that Windows 7 will run great on them, Brandon.