Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Asus RAISING All Computer Prices 20% -- So long, Cheap EEEs!

So much for the cheap "netbook." The originator of the so-called "netbook" with its EEE launched in late 2007 has just announced it is raising prices on all products by 20 percent. It is big news. See: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ASUS-to-Do-the-Unthinkable-and-Raise-Eee-PC-Prices-104174.shtml .

This proves what I have been saying, that Asus and other "netbook" makers have been pulling a classic bait-and-switch on us. Stores and traders have being doing this for time immemorial. Offer one product at a cheap price, then raise the price or offer an inferior product once you have a buyer on the hook.

They will be sorry. Much cheaper computers than even the 400s are coming (see the bubblepack PC at the right). The netbook is showing its true colors: not a real category, just a low-end notebook.

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