Netbooks in Taiwan: low pricing getting lower


MsiwindThere’s no guarantee that the trend will continue, but netbook prices in Taiwan are dropping as the Intel Atom shortage disappears and competition rises. Price drops include:

  • Asus Eee PC 700-series is down to $249
  • Asus expects to reduce the Eee PC 1000 with Linux from $623 to under $530, while the 1000H will drop $31 while the 901 will see a sale price near $468
  • Acer’s Aspire One is down to $483 from $528

The price drops can’t solely be the result of the Intel Atom as even HP with its VIA C7-M-based Mini-note is cutting around $62 from their netbook. Note that all price drops are converted from Taiwan New Dollars to U.S. currency; I’d use these as indicators more than absolute prices. Regardless, I have a feeling that low-priced netbooks are about get a bit lower. Maybe not in the case where devices are in shorter supply, but for the market at large. Could we soon see more devices under that $350 to $400 sweet-spot?


Mark Wyatt

Oh, yes, I’m sure that its everything to do with Intel improving supply. Yes, yes, nothing to do with Via starting to ship the nano in volume just now, I’m sure.

Robert Crecco


Yes by late October we will see Netbook prices fall like a rock.
Here in Montreal Canada it has already started, just a couple of days ago one of our Top Electronics store posted an Acer Aspire one with Windows XP for $299.00 Canadian. WOW.

Regards Robert


not only are the shortages going away, Atom, 6-cell battery, & competition increasing. but what you also have to consider is now manufacturing is increasing GREATLY into the millions, this will make prices drop like bricks.

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