Low-cost PC market to grow to 13 million units this year

Posted on Saturday, Mar 01 2008 @ 17:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Taiwanese OEMs expect shipments of low-cost PCs like the Asus Eee PC and competing models from HP and Acer will reach a volume of 13 million units this year:
Wistron and Quanta Computer are the two OEMs who will benefit most from the rise of low-cost PCs. Acer has already placed additional orders of around one million units with Wistron, while Hewlett-Packard (HP) has placed orders for two million low-cost PC with the company. Quanta will also act as one of Acer's OEMs for low-cost PCs, noted the sources, adding that vendors may even place more orders in the second quarter.

HP is planning to launch its low-cost PC, the Mini-NB, in April. The PC will have an 8.9-inch panel and will feature a range of specifications based on the target market.

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