Monday, March 21, 2011
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 02:30 PM
"The netbook market has more or less dried up; the little things might still be useful for light computing, but they’ve been clobbered by tablets as the go-to device for quick email and web browsing. Could it be that they’re just not cheap enough? Asus might be looking to fix that."
A netbook for $200? If that concept sounds familiar, that is probably because the initial targeted price for the infamous eee PC was supposed to be $200. It looks like several years later, Asus is making another attempt. The truth of the matter is that while the initial launch of the netbook had prices a little higher than expected, you can often find netbooks at the $200 price point these days. They may not be overly powerful, but I wonder if this Chrome netbook will be any different. I do not imagine that it will be any different, and with the interest in tablets over netbooks these days, it will find limited sales. Anyone else think this might be a bit of "too little, too late"?