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Dell ditches netbooks

Ultrabooks are the future apparently

Dell is apparently pulling out of the netbook market and planning to focus on “thin and powerful” notebooks instead.

The company has pulled existing Inspiron Mini netbooks from its US website and it has confirmed that it won’t be launching new models based on Intel’s Cedar Trail platform. For the time being, Dell will continue to offer the Inspiron Duo, its convertible netbook, or convertible tablet depending on your philosophical point of view.

So, this is the end of the line for affordable Dell netbooks. The company will focus on pricier models, but it will have to battle it out with the likes of Asus, Acer, Toshiba and Lenovo in the ultrabook space.

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