ASUS Lowering Eee PC Prices To Keep Up
ASUS might have pioneered the netbook craze, but now its got to keep up with the competition in innovation and price. Spotted by our friend Brad Linder at Liliputing yesterday was a more than $100 price drop of the Eee PC 1000H. Originally listed at $650, it looks like you can pick up a 1000H for $445 at Amazon.com and $449 at Mwave. That is a pretty decent deal, however the Lenovo S10 will be priced at a competitive $429. Also spotted yesterday was a price decrease for the Eee PC 901. The Eee PC 901, which has been listed for $599, is now priced at $499 at Amazon.com. It has also been spotted for $448 at Walmart. However, that is still a bit of money compared to the Dell Insprion Mini 9 and the Acer Aspire one which are available for as low as $399 running WIndows XP. Undoubtedly, ASUS will have to begin to think about drastically lowering the price on its 8.9-inch and 10-inch netbooks if it wants to maintain its lead over other notebook manufacters now in the mini-notebook game. With recent news of Toshiba (reported just today by JKOntheRun), Fujitsu and Samsung entering the market the compeition will only be getting more fierce.