priceee

Low cost netbooks may be selling like hotcakes during the recession. But it still costs money to make and distribute these little laptops, making the profit margins pretty slim. So it’s not completely surprising to see an Australian news portal reporting that Asus plans to raise prices on all its existing and upcoming notebooks including its Eee PC netbooks by as much as 20 percent.

But the report does leave a few questions. Will the price hikes be for Australia only, or will the be heard around the world? And how would Asus be able to fend off competition from Acer, Dell, and other computer makers that are offering machines in the $300 to $350 price range if it hikes its prices. Perhaps we’ll see a 1 to 5 percent price increase in Eee PC models, and higher markups on more expensive laptops from Asus?

I’m trying to get a comment from Asus on this story. I’ll let you know what, if anything, I find out.

Update: My contact at Asus says he hasn’t heard anything about this, so I’m going to file it as a rumor for now.

Update 2: A German Asus rep has also denied that any price hikes are on the way.

via Netbook News.de



Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign

or...

Contribute via PayPal

13 replies on “Asus netbook price hikes on the way?”

  1. Pingback: Asus Price Hike Appears Unlikely
  2. Pingback: The Cool Tech Stuff Blog » » Asus Price Hike Appears Unlikely

Comments are closed.