Now it looks like Asus is preparing to launch a new netbook that wil actually have a starting price of $200. CEO Jerry Shen also says the company eventually plans to phase out the 7 and 8.9 inch netbook models and replace them with 10 inch versions. But while there’s no information on the specs for the upcoming $200 model, I doubt it’ll have a 10 inch screen.
I also think it might be a mistake to do away with the 8.9 inch version altogether. While I’ve decided that I prefer a 10 inch screen because it’s a bit easier to read and typically means a larger keybaord, I know that some people value size over ease of use. And you can make a netbook a little bit smaller if it has an 8.9 inch display.