The release of a ultra portable notebook at a consumer friend price point has many people talking. The Eee PC runs a Linux OS and features wireless internet access, flash storage drive and a tough lightweight design. At $499 and less than 2 pounds many users on the go are lining up to buy the notebook. Most retailers are expecting to sell out of stock within days. (story)
It’s no secret that Asus has some big expectations for its low-cost Eee PC, but it looks like the company is now getting a bit more specific on the matter, with it saying it expects to ship some 3.8 million of the laptops in the next fiscal year. (story)
Small light laptop + cheap price = sales hit. Let’s see how many competitors jump on the bandwagon.