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No new netbooks from ASUS and Acer this year?

Posted on Tuesday, July 28 2009 @ 19:41:19 CEST by

DigiTimes claims we'll have to wait until Q1 2010 for the first new netbooks from ASUS and Acer, as Intel has delayed the launch of the Pine Trail-M platform. The site claims the vendors will instead shift their attention to ultra-thin notebooks during the second half of the year.

Additionally, DigiTimes also found out that Acer has cancelled its plan to launch a dual-OS netbook with both Windows XP and Android. This decide would supposedly be launched in August, but the company found demand for an Android netbook isn't strong enough.
Asustek currently still has the touchscreen-based Eee PC T91 and T101, as well as an Android-based netbook set to launch for the second half. The T101 is expected to appear after the launch Windows 7, while its Android-based netbook will not show up before the end of October.

For the ultra-thin notebook market, Asustek currently has 12-, 13.3- and 15-inch models ready, with the 13.3-inch model expected to be the major sales driver. The company will also launch 12- and 14-inch ultra-thin notebooks, that do not feature an optical drive in August.



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