DigiTimes heard HP plans to make a big push into the netbook market to surpass Samsung and ASUS to become the second biggest vendor in this market segment.
As Intel has recently supplied Hewlett-Packard (HP) a large volume of its dual-core Atom N550 processor with a price of only US$65, 25% lower than Intel's official quote of US$86. HP is set to start pushing netbooks strongly and plans to become the second-largest netbook brand in 2011, surpassing Samsung Electronics and Asustek Computer, according to sources from netbook players.
Acer, Samsung and Asustek are currently the top-three brands in the netbook market.
MSI on the other hand is getting tired of the netbook market, and reportedly plans to gradually step out of the market to focus more on traditional laptops. The firm has slowed down its advance to dual-core netbooks, and will primarily focus on single-core models in 2011.