In what I hope is becoming a monthly feature here at Liliputing, it looks like netbook makers are slashing prices in Taiwan yet again. While many of you live outside of Taiwan, it’s likely that some of these price cuts will be reflected in the global market int he not too distant future.
DigiTimes reports that Asus is dropping prices on several models including the Eee PC 701, 901, 904, 1000H, and 1000HD. The move is reportedly part of an effort to meet the company’s goal of shipping 5 million units by the end of the year and to clear out some older netbooks.
HP and Acer are also cutting prices in the Taiwan market.
The interesting thing is that HP is reducing the price of the HP 2133 Mini-Note, which makes sense since HP is now starting to push the newer HP Mini 1000. But Acer still has most of its eggs in one basket: The Aspire One netbook with an 8.9 inch display. Sure, it comes in Linux and Windows flavors. But Acer keeps cutting the prices on both models and offering incremental upgrades like larger hard drives or higher capacity batteries. But the company has yet to mention a next generation netbook. So while Acer and HP are cutting prices on older models and pushing new computers, Acer just keeps cutting prices in an effort to sell some of the cheapest netbooks around and sell as many of them as possible.