The venerable laptop is under assault.
And leading the assault is Apple -- which has no qualms about cannibalizing a piece of its own MacBook laptop line with the iPad.
And Apple's tablets will get even harder to resist in October when it brings out a smaller tablet, probably priced well below $399.
The $199 Google Nexus 7 and the new Kindle Fire starting at $199 -- or $159 for the original Fire -- are making it even harder to fork over $699 for a new laptop.
At the risk of stating the obvious, consumers often opt for the … Read more