Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group, said at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing that netbooks aren't for adults. Chandrasekher stated netbooks are great for kids, but that adults probably want a notebook:
In short, Netbooks are not for adults, according to Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group, speaking during a keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, streamed on Intel's Web site.
"There are things that you would do on a notebook you wouldn't dream of doing on a Netbook...For a kid, a Netbook is fantastic, as an adult you probably want a notebook. So, there are very simple ways of positioning and thinking about it."
Sounds like Intel is afraid Atom sales are cannibalizing sales of its more expensive notebook chips.