Acer Taiwan's president Scott Lin told the press his firm aims to introduce a 10" Aspire One netbook in February or March next year. The firm will soon unveil 14.1" LED-based notebooks, and next year we can expect notebook models with 12.1", 13.3" and 15.6" LED-backlit LCD panels.
As for its 8.9-inch netbooks currently available, the 3.5G module-based Aspire One netbooks being bundled with Taiwan Mobile (TWM) services is expected to reach a shipment volume of 9,000 units in the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter this year, Lin said. Acer currently sells 10,000-20,000 Aspire Ones and 7,000-8,000 consumer notebooks monthly in Taiwan, he added.
Lin also pointed out in Taiwan, notebook average selling prices (ASPs) are expected to continue dropping through the end of this year, with an average decline of 10%. High-end and lowest-cost models will feel less price pressure, while models within the range of NT$30,000-40,000 (US$900-1200) will see the largest price drops, he said.