Low-cost PCs blurred notebook market

The advent of low-cost PCs has blurred notebook market segments, as evident in the widespread price cuts for notebooks in mainstream and entry-level segments. In the US market, retail prices for 15.4-inch notebooks from first-tier branded vendors have been cut US$200-300 as vendors hope to spur customers to go for a second notebook. Of the […]

The advent of low-cost PCs has blurred notebook market segments, as evident in the widespread price cuts for notebooks in mainstream and entry-level segments.

In the US market, retail prices for 15.4-inch notebooks from first-tier branded vendors have been cut US$200-300 as vendors hope to spur customers to go for a second notebook. Of the major vendors, Acer and Compaq have already introduced 15.4-inch models priced under US$500 in the US market while other major notebook vendors including Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Compaq, Gateway, Everex have also introduced 15.4-inch notebooks priced under US$600.

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