Enterprise Mobility: Netbooks at CTIA Wireless 2009: Quality Trumps Quantity

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-04-06 Print this article Print
Netbooks at CTIA Wireless 2009: Quality Trumps Quantity

Netbooks at CTIA Wireless 2009: Quality Trumps Quantity

by Chris Preimesbergerin Las Vegas
CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas, which ended April 3, was somewhat mellower than usual thanks to the recession; an estimated 20,000 people attended. Normally 30,000 to 40,000 wireless-gadget lovers show up. Budget cuts left major-league names such as Dell, Lenovo, MSI, Acer, Asus, Hewlett-Packard and even IBM out of the picture this year. As a result, only Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's MCI were there to show off their latest netbooks, the hottest segment in the portable computer business at the moment. Samsung unveiled its N310 and N120 netbooks, and MSI offered a first look at its new Wind netbook. Click on to see photos and descriptions of these impressive new notebook PCs.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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