Although this does not necessarily imply the definitive exit from the segment, the decision by Lenovo to discontinue sale on online channel for netbook systems, reveals the producer’s intention to reflect on this particular area that is experiencing all the effects of the tablet. The position of the Chinese colossus, then, is not yet final although the conditions for an exit from the market of netbooks seem to be all or at least a change of course.
However, you can still find some Atom-based models of Lenovo from dealers but not on the official website of the Chinese society in which there are only some netbooks based on AMD solutions. Among these, remember ThinkPad X130e or IdeaPad S205 11.6-inch. Ray Gorman has revealed that the Atom-based netbook will not be replaced by more innovative technologies. This means that, in all likelihood, the new platform from Intel Cedar Trail will not be used on any Lenovo system of this type.
In recent days, Dell also announced it was not interested in this kind of investment. As anticipated, the consumer interest in the netbook appears to have suffered a major slowdown due to the introduction of the tablet, a market in which Lenovo will concentrate its efforts.