Remember the netbook?
In the pre-iPad era, the streamlined species of mini-laptop was poised to redefine personal computing. Now, with Lenovo, Dell and Asustek all pulling the plug on their netbook lines in recent months, few seem to think the product will survive.
That is, except for Taiwanese computer maker Acer.
"We will continue to make netbooks," Acer's Chairman and CEO J.T. Wang told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. "They aren't dead. How could they be dead?"