Microsoft Hints At Classier Netbooks, Higher Prices

The vaguest of rumors has surfaced since a recent press conference with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but despite their wispiness the rumors foretell something dark and mysterious:

“Why don’t we have a high-performance lower-power device? That comes this year. The new ultrathins will be like high-end netbooks.”

Designed for better screens, bigger batteries, and the sub-notebook price range, Microsoft should be working on netbooks for the Mama Bears out there with a taste for something in-between.

Sounds a lot like a CULV laptop.

By expanding the price range available to netbook purchasers, Microsoft will be better able to hawk Windows 7 without looking like a bunch of idiots.

Be sure to check out this Seattle Times’ article for more recent news from Microsoft.

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