Monday, January 26, 2009
What Does a Coby Netbook Look Like? For latest, follow link ...
UPDATE FOR RELEASE MARCH 10, 2010:
To see the latest on the Coby sub-$100 netbook PC, go here:
Original 2009 post follows ....
Coby the Discount King market-tested mini-laptops at CES 2009 in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, and it is a Big Deal.
The Coby-branded mini-laptop in the photo is courtesy of Engadget.com, whose representatives were present.
The big deal is two things: If Coby markets this, it almost certainly will come in below $200 and probably below $150. The other thing is that the Coby brand is widely distributed to mass merchandisers that present brands of laptops/notebooks rarely reach -- Big Lots, Rite-Aid, TJMaxx, dollar stores, hardware stores, etc.
Offbeat channels are a key to getting computer prices down within reason.
Next time, we will show what one these things might look like hanging from a Walgreens rack on a bubblepack card!
A PC on a blistercard -- now that means prices well below $100.