Sunday, November 22, 2009

Netbook Bestseller: Cheap, Sub USD 300

A revolution in the Amazon Bestseller: the top 3 are all sub $300 (USD) netbooks of the 10-inch class, all with 3-cell battery, 160GB hard disk, 1GB memory and Windows XP. And of course all 3 with free shipping.

The actual 2nd position is actually the major news: a netbook approaching the $200 mark!!!
  1. Acer Aspire One AOD250-1165 blue , $285.95
  2. Gateway LT2022u 10.1-Inch Black Netbook, $229
  3. Acer Aspire One AOD250-1116 - red, $285.95
The Asus EEE PC 1005HA priced in the range $350-370 (USD) has been #1 of the top ten for many weeks, of course we can't directly compare the EEE PC with the Aspire One and the Gateway, the actual top 3 netbooks are really the absolute minimum you can have from a netbook. I personally think that the 3-cells battery is no go... in any case the trend is clear: cheap netbooks! Now it is interesting to see when the first sub $200 netbook will appear, I bet it will be an ARM based netbook with Linux. Actuall if we consider about $30 for the Windows XP licence, a Gateway LT2022u with Linux could be already sold for $200...

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