My netbook experiment: Where's the niche?

My grand netbook experiment continues. It works well on a plane--especially when you're sitting behind an offensive lineman.

My grand netbook experiment continues. It works well on a plane--especially when you're sitting behind an offensive lineman. But overall, I'm still on the fence about the use case. In this video, I talk to Sumi about my netbook and where it fits into my gadget arsenal.

Where's Netbook's niche? ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about Netbooks, the "mini-me" of laptops. Dignan discusses the gadget's intended use vs. the everyday reality and how Netbook sales are shaping up this gloomy shopping season.

Bottom line:  The first version of the netbook is interesting, but 2009 may bring more intrigue to the category. Intel is already mapping out its future netbook roadmap and I expected the 2.0 versions of these devices to be more useful.

Also see: Netbooks + Ubuntu: On fence about form factor; OS solid