Acer low-cost PC to cost less than Eee PC

Posted on Monday, Mar 24 2008 @ 19:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sources at notebook OEMs claim the free on board (FOB) price of Acer's 8.9" low-cost notebook will be $50 less than the FOB price of the Asus Eee PC.
With the company's large economy of scale, Acer has set the FOB price of its low-cost PC at US$250-300, while the market ASP (average selling price) is estimated will be around US$350-400.

Asustek has decided not to engage in a price competition with Acer and has set the FOB price of its 8.9-inch second-generation Eee PC at around US$300-350, while the market ASP should fall between US$400-500, added the sources.

However, Asustek might launch its 8.9-inch Eee PCs earlier in April this year in order to gain advantage in an earlier release time, noted the sources.


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