The end of Dell netbooks is already here. Dell is no longer interested in selling netbooks. Considering that the margins for these tiny devices were so low, we can’t really blame the company for cutting its losses. Dell will more likely focus on portable gadgets and thinner laptops for the future.
We sold through the Dell Mini some time ago. We’re committed to the highly portable space and have focused on delivering thin + powerful solutions, for which we’ve seen strong success, particularly in our XPS line
Matthew Hutchison, director of Dell Global Consumer PR, said in a statement sent to tech site CNET. Tablets have effectively killed off netbooks in a very short period of time. It was only a couple of years ago that people could not stop talking about these tiny laptops. But with cheap tablets such as the Kindle Fire, netbooks simply can’t stay competitive price-wise. Samsung has also exited the market.