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Netbook on a taxi bus
Nowadays almost every meeting or conference I go, there are business user using netbooks.
I haven't posted anything about that due the nature of the meetings... ( I consult on mobile computing on my "spare" time and mostly under NDA. ( Contact me if my assistance is needed ))
I have been evolved on mobilizing enterprises, small companies and government offices and the trend is towards netbooks there too.
Today I was on a taxi bus and as you can see, I noted Asus Eee PC on the dash. It was there for tracking other taxis etc. and due it's internal 3G modem it was fast and easy to setup and with clever magnet holder easy to take with the driver when needed.
If you compare this 400E setup to +3000E industrial ones, you understand that netbooks are on their way to many other areas too.. no one can compete with that pricing.
Now I heard that Lenovo may build a ThinkPad netbook! A business class Netbook with the r&d of ThinkPad engineers. I must say I was pleased to hear that as it got me thinking how good it could be... but then something reminded me; it is the pricing/mobility factor that drives the sales of netbooks. So if Lenovo wants to sell their ThinkPad netbooks, they need to keep the price down. Will that happend? Let's hope so..
Bottom line is that netbooks are allover and they are really good mobile computers for many kinds of uses.
If you have seen similar setups or other "non traditional" uses, please leave a comment or link.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Posted by JKK at 11:47 AM