It is a good decision by Asus to introduce a netbook priced between $200 and $250 in the U.S market. The company has joined hands with Intel and the netbook is supposed to be launched in June 2011.
According to a report of Digitimes, the netbook will have a 10-inch display, and single-core atom processor. The main goal is to avoid competition with tablet devices. We know that tablet devices are priced at least $300 and that is why it is important for a netbook to be within $250 price range.
Of course, we believe that there is still lots of demand for netbooks as business users need to do many works. Secondly, if you want to do some serious work then tablet devices have still some serious limitations.
However, I think, companies like Asus should produce netbooks with 12-inch display but keep the price within $300. This is a combination that should become very attractive to everyone.
Asus and Intel both are suffering from the rising popularity of tablet devices. You know that Intel chips are not widely used in smartphones and tablet PCs. So, Intel needs to work with companies like Asus to make netbooks and notebooks more attractive to the consumers.