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Old 03-21-2011, 10:30 PM
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Default Another Attempt at a Low Cost Netbook

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/03/16/rumor-asus-to-launch-200-chrome-netbook/' target='_blank'>http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/03/1...chrome-netbook/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The netbook market has more or less dried up; the little things might still be useful for light computing, but they&rsquo;ve been clobbered by tablets as the go-to device for quick email and web browsing. Could it be that they&rsquo;re just not cheap enough? Asus might be looking to fix that."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1300740572.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>A netbook for $200?&nbsp; If that concept sounds familiar, that is probably because the initial targeted price for the infamous eee PC was supposed to be $200.&nbsp; It looks like several years later, Asus is making another attempt.&nbsp; The truth of the matter is that while the initial launch of the netbook had prices a little higher than expected, you can often find netbooks at the $200 price point these days.&nbsp; They may not be overly powerful, but I wonder if this Chrome netbook will be any different.&nbsp; I do not imagine that it will be any different, and with the interest in tablets over netbooks these days, it will find limited sales.&nbsp; Anyone else think this might be a bit of "too little, too late"?</p>
 
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