Desktops and Notebooks: 10 Notable Netbooks, Laptops and All-in-One PCs from 2009

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-12-30 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A global recession made 2009 the year of the netbook. Small, light and low-cost, these portables met the needs of price-pinched consumers and kept the overall PC market afloat. It was also a year that saw a proliferation of multitouch devices, both from Apple—which even applied touch capabilities to its Magic Mouse—and tied to Microsoft Windows 7, which arrived Oct. 22. The growing needs of small businesses were also addressed, with notebooks such as the Dell Vostro V13, and slim all-in-one desktops—whether for power-requiring designers and gamers, or geared toward busy families—debuted and impressed. Also noteworthy was the addition of phone maker Nokia to the ranks of PC competitors, which additionally include Sony, Lenovo, Gateway and Hewlett-Packard.
 
 
 

10 Notable Netbooks, Laptops and All-in-One PCs from 2009

10 Notable Netbooks, Laptops and All-in-One PCs from 2009By Michelle Maisto
10 Notable Netbooks, Laptops and All-in-One PCs from 2009
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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