Netbooks are 13 years old - what were the famous cheap computers for the people

Thirteen years ago, on October 16, 2007, ASUS introduced the world's first netbook, the Eee PC 701. Prior to the iPad and

The popularization of tablets in 2010 was still three years away, during which netbooks managed to become a symbol of an inexpensive, long-lived and compact computer at a reasonable price.

The term "netbook" was coined by Psion,which in 2003 released a netBook model with a 7.7-inch display and a StrongARM mobile processor. In terms of functionality, the model resembled a hybrid of a tablet and a laptop, only without a "full-size" operating system and a touchscreen display.