BIG IN 2009 – Power netbooks

Small, cheap laptops – aka netbooks – have caused a storm in the laptop market this year. Suddenly, laptops aren’t just for suit-wea

Small, cheap laptops – aka netbooks – have caused a storm in the laptop market this year.

Suddenly, laptops aren’t just for suit-wearing sales reps or well-to-do students. Now, for 2009, netbooks will have more power and even better battery life, but without any additional cost.

Intel has alluded to its next generation of Atom processor offering just that, while netbook pioneer Asus is hard at work on Eee PCs with more style and more functionality. Prices are going to come down, the power of these little machines is going ever upwards.

Read our full array of gadget predictions for 2009 in this month's issue of Stuff Magazine