Michael Dell: Netbook novelty wears off fast

Michael Dell has slammed the netbook saying that while it's on everyone's wish list the excitement soon fades once they get it home.

"If you take a user who's used to a 14- or 15-inch notebook and you say 'Here's a 10-inch netbook,' they're gonna say 'Hey, this is so fantastic. It's so cute. It's so light. I love it'", Dell told Silicon Valley's tech-obsessed Churchill Club on Tuesday night according to El Reg. "But about 36 hours later, they're saying 'The screen's gonna have to go. Give me my 15-inch screen back'".

Dell of course offers a number of different netbook options including the popular Dell mini 10, a favourite with hackintosh fans.

The news comes as Dell and AT&T have announced that the Dell Vostro 1520, one of the company's low-end laptops, will be available as a "connected" option through AT&T.

Coming with 3G built in, the new laptop will come with a 2-year AT&T DataConnect 5GB monthly service plan for $633.