HP And Dell Cut Back On 10-inch Netbooks

According to Digitimes, Hewlett-Packard and Dell have “significantly reduced their investments” in the development and production of 10-inch Pine Trail netbooks. HP might cut the size altogether, Digitimes reports, focusing instead on its 11.6-inch netbooks.

Sales for the 10-inch machines haven’t been strong – Dell’s 10-inch did, however, win our recent review showdown – and with an increasing focus on smartbooks, as well as, of course, the looming shadow of the 9-inch Tablet That Shall Not Be Named, 10-inch netbook sales don’t stand to improve anytime soon. Good riddance, I say. [Digitimes]