Its happening (HP Stream and more)....
Update 2 (aug 14):
Pretty much what i proposed 1 and half years ago is coming even more to reality ..
HP just joined the party with the HP Stream , a fanless Windows laptop thanks to the new low power SOCs and with flash storage for a smoother experience .´
Acer launched another on the same lines , the Aspire ES1-111
Both devices at a very low price , ~200$
Update (may 14)
More than 1 year ago a created a post , today it became reality (for the most part)..
My idea was simple, make cheap fanless latops with great battery life by using the new low power chips ; today Acer was the first.
Acer announces TravelMate B115P fanless laptop
Hopefully more will follow and with lower prices.. If a convertible like the T100 is achievable at less than $400 then a normal laptop form factor shouldn't be to hard getting it down to $300
ORIGINAL (Feb 13)
Why not bring back the netbooks to go against the low price Chromebooks BUT with some major changes:
- with a new Atom Z2760/future Atoms or a new AMD Temash, allowing a fan-less slim and light design and a lot of battery
-a decent screen (with or without touch)
-a 7mm HDD + SSD cache
- at a low price
-And change the name to "slimbooks"
Basically like the hybrids available (like the acer W510 ou Asus VivoTab ME400C ) but on a normal laptop format to bring the price down .
All the advantages of a chromebook but without the need of a internet conection to work and the availability to run normal x86 programs.
I just remembered that this is not new , there were made some with older versions of Atom Z , but never took off due to the really low performance and/or high price.
The Nokia Booklet 3G Netbook from 2009, 19.9nm and 1.23Kg
This Sony Vaio VPC-X13 (2010) was realy nice , 13.9mm thick , 760gr, but crazy espensive because it had a 128GB SSD and was made in carbon fibber.