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Goodbye NbC. It was fun while it lasted…

June 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm


Netbook ChoiceAs some of you may have noticed, we have been posting less and less here on NbC over the last few months. Some of this relates to the lack of news on netbook technology and some relates to our team exploring new opportunities. They say that every road comes to an end and it is with regret that we are today saying goodbye to Netbook Choice. It’s been an exciting journey for us and one that we’ve learned a lot from since we launched the site in March 2009.

Regardless of what you read, netbooks are here to stay, despite the threat from other form-factors such as tablets. There are a number of things to be excited about going forward including the fact that AMD is now on the scene with its Nile platform providing some much needed competition in the netbook processor space. We will also see Google’s Chrome OS and Intel’s dual-core netbook chip released by the end of the year that will, hopefully, lead to some exciting netbook designs.

We haven’t got too much to say about our new project(s) right now, although it is likely to continue in the mobile/portable computing segment. Never say never, but we may even resurrect NbC at some point in the future if the conditions are right. Until then, thanks to all of our loyal readers who have visited the site regularly. We wouldn’t have lasted this long without you.

Tej

Comments

27 Responses to “Goodbye NbC. It was fun while it lasted…”

  1. Ant said:
    June 28th, 2010 1:22 PM

    Bummer

  2. Brad Linder said:
    June 28th, 2010 1:39 PM

    Sad to see you go, NbC was always a good read. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do next!

  3. Tej said:
    June 28th, 2010 1:43 PM

    Thanks Brad – keep up the great work at Liliputing! :)

  4. Matt said:
    June 28th, 2010 4:07 PM

    Sorry to hear that mate. It was nice having a fellow Brit in the netbook niche!

  5. Tej said:
    June 28th, 2010 4:23 PM

    Cheers Matt – looks like you’re flying the flag on your own now! ;)

  6. Roland said:
    June 28th, 2010 5:34 PM

    sad to see you guys go :( been a great source for a long time! best of luck with all future endeavours!

  7. Tej said:
    June 28th, 2010 6:07 PM

    Thanks for the kind words Roland. Keep up the superb frontline coverage over at NetbookNews.de!

  8. S Jack said:
    June 28th, 2010 9:33 PM

    So sorry to see the end of good reporting. I could always find out the latest netbook news here.

    Good luck in future endeavors

  9. Riccardo said:
    June 28th, 2010 10:22 PM

    I’m sorry for Nbc, let we know something about your next project.

  10. Jack Bronsky said:
    June 29th, 2010 3:55 AM

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo!

  11. Bob said:
    June 29th, 2010 4:27 AM

    Aah … good things always come to an end .. or perhaps they won’t ;-) so do keep us posted about your new project. Thanks Tej for great website, all the best !!

  12. Tej said:
    June 29th, 2010 7:12 AM

    Many thanks for your support guys and for creating a debate in the comments section. It was always much appreciated.

    As I’ve said in the main post, NbC may live again at some point in the future. It’s just that right now we’re too busy to do the site (and our readers) justice. Rather than there being long periods of inactivity we decided this was the best course of action for now. We’ll keep you posted on future developments!

  13. Teri Mason said:
    June 29th, 2010 5:12 PM

    You’ve had some great information, I believe that there will be another surge in netbooks – people doing any extensive writing or data input will soon see through the glamour of the touchpad.

    Any chance you send us a note on your next projects?

  14. Teri Mason said:
    June 29th, 2010 5:14 PM

    Just saw your last note this am. I’ve enjoyed your website and wish you the best!

  15. Mike Boiko said:
    June 29th, 2010 5:30 PM

    Sorry to see you guy’s go, you’ve been a good source of information..in the Netbook market.

    Best wishes and good luck!

    -mike-

  16. SpencerUk said:
    June 29th, 2010 6:50 PM

    I’m sorry to see if go since I was one of the first here along with Bob :’(

    I did sense something was up but shrugged it off.

    Whatever the next project is, I’ll be hoping to stick around, been a pleasure to moderate on here :)

  17. Tej said:
    June 29th, 2010 9:38 PM

    Thanks guys.

    @ Spencer – Really appreciate all you’re diligent moderation work! :)

  18. Bob said:
    June 30th, 2010 7:21 AM

    Am sure we’ll hook up again for love of gadgets .. all the best to you too Spencer !!

  19. Ian B said:
    June 30th, 2010 6:31 PM

    I checked this site out a couple of times work.

    Very informative, without too much drivel.. will be missed…

  20. Chris Guthrie said:
    June 30th, 2010 7:14 PM

    Damn. Netbooked.net and NetbookChoice.com going down in the same week?

    You should send me a follow up email…

    Chris

  21. SpencerUk said:
    June 30th, 2010 7:48 PM

    @ Bob..You will see me about no doubt about that :)

  22. Tej said:
    June 30th, 2010 8:07 PM

    @Chris – I know, what are the chances of two netbook sites being pulled in the same week! People will start to think netbooks are doomed now, which is of course absurd!

    Keep up the good work over at NetbookReviews.com! :)

  23. Bob said:
    July 3rd, 2010 3:23 PM

    @Spencer: .. See you n good luck. The forums may be alive for some time.

  24. Kamal DS said:
    July 10th, 2010 5:42 PM

    Hey Tej and Team!

    Your clarity was simply striking and I used to enjoy reading news and reviews. NBC will be missed.

    God Bless,
    Kamal DS and the entire GadgetMix.com team

  25. Tej said:
    July 10th, 2010 6:49 PM

    Thanks for the kind words Kamal. Keep up the tireless work on GadgetMix, always a pleasure to read!

    All the best. :)

  26. Darren said:
    August 5th, 2010 8:14 AM

    So long and thanks for the fish. I’ve lurked around, and learnt a lot. Thanks for NbC…

  27. Mehmet - My Netbook World said:
    August 22nd, 2010 4:34 AM

    Sorry to hear that I hope you come back one day.

    Mehmet

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