13-inch Macbook Pro crashes the netbook party on Amazon


In case you didn’t know, Apple refreshed its notebook lineup a few weeks back and rebadged the 13-inch unibody Macbook as a Pro model. Apparently the masses like it as that model now occupies the top spot in Amazons best selling laptop computer list and number four overall. It wasn’t that long ago that netbooks ruled that second list and the white 13-inch Macbook was the top selling Apple computer at number 14.

But as Fortune’s Apple 2.0 blog points out, netbooks are returned nearly 30% of the time and most people don’t understand the difference between a netbook and a notebook. Maybe Apple actually knew what it was doing by not jumping on the underpowered, small screen notebook bandwagon. Anyone else glad that this fad is finally winding down?