- Forum: iPad
Personally, I think the Macbook Air and the iPad did it in. The Air is for people who really want a functional computer, whereas the iPad is for those that really just wanted something cheap to get on the internet with. Netbooks were too underpowered to be good at anything, really. Then, right in the middle of their popularity, Intel and Microsoft decided that they wanted to restrict netbooks to stop cannibalization into real laptops. That didn't help them, either.