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Unboxed Eee Pad Slider SL101 pushes netbooks further down on the relevance list

Eee Slider

Eee Slider

It isn’t the review of the Eee Pad Slider SL101 itself that really makes the news. It’s the further indication that the netbook is on the verge of being officially dead.

In their latest hardware review, HotHardware gave good marks to the “hot” SL101.  While most of the attention is going to the iPad and recently-revealed Amazon Kindle Fire, neither appeals to the demographic of buyers who really want a keyboard. There are, of course, workarounds, but most who must have the keys to push rely on notebooks and netbooks.

The Eee Slider and other similar devices represent a market that will eventually replace the netbook altogether. We are relatively far away from having a tablet that can completely replace a notebook, but netbooks, the in-between contenders for our portable attentions just a couple of years ago, are quickly fading away thanks to devices like these.

Will they be missed?

Here’s HotHardware’s video review.

What do you think?

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Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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