Chip Shot: Netbooks Continue to See Market Growth

A report from ABI Research just released estimates netbook shipments should reach 43 million worldwide this year, concluding that early adoption of media tablets is not negatively affecting or outpacing netbook sales. These findings help support the company’s prediction of seeing 100s of millions of netbooks based on Intel Atom processors in market over the next few years.  Netbooks are considered companion device with usage models optimized for the Internet and media rich content consumption, with recently announced dual-core Intel Atom processors providing additional responsiveness and an enhanced online experience for netbook users.