Acer low-cost PC expected to be cheaper than second-generation Eee PC

The free on board (FOB) price of Acer’s 8.9-inch low-cost PC is expected to be priced around US$50 less than the FOB price of Asustek Computer’s second-generation Eee PC, according to sources at notebook OEMs.

With the company’s large economy of scale, Acer has set the FOB price of its low-cost PC at US$250-300, while the market ASP (average selling price) is estimated will be around US$350-400.

Asustek has decided not to engage in a price competition with Acer and has set the FOB price of its 8.9-inch second-generation Eee PC at around US$300-350, while the market ASP should fall between US$400-500, added the sources.

However, Asustek might launch its 8.9-inch Eee PCs earlier in April this year in order to gain advantage in an earlier release time, noted the sources. More at DigiTimes. Thanks to Luca.

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2 Responses to Acer low-cost PC expected to be cheaper than second-generation Eee PC

  1. […] three companies are looking to amend the main issue with the ASUS Eee Pc — the screensize. Acer are looking to match the Eee Pc 900’s 8.9 inch screen; MSI are considering an 8 or 10 inch screen; whilst ECS plan on having a […]

  2. Walt says:

    FOB means freight on board, not free on board. FOB price is the price one pay for the product including shipping from the factory to the departure port and ocean transfer to the destination port.

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