|Apple may be cruising for a bruising in the laptop market, with or without a new super-duper much-rumored tablet-like thing it refuses to confirm, and which it will be loath to call a netbook. But it may not matter, since Apple isn’t always about market share.
Small, relatively inexpensive, lightweight laptops geared to Web-based computing are gaining in popularity; even vendors like Intel and Qualcomm — not known as device manufacturers — are jumping into the market (Qualcomm is calling its device a “smartbook”). Of course, traditional hardware device makers like Dell and HP are also introducing netooks. Click Here to read more.