Friday, June 19, 2009
Now Back at $149.95 -- Won't last at this price. Geeks.com might have 4 only.
Geeks.com is offering the Alpha-400 for $149.95 again through Amazon at the above address, but there might be only 4 in stock (according to the above).
For more, please click here.
As we hoped for, clones of these mini-laptops are offered in more than 20 brands. A multiplicity of brands is key to success for an ultracheap platform. They are very popular in Europe in Asia and should be in the USA, esp., with the state of the economy (California at 11.5-percent unemployment, for instance).
Offbeat Outlets: Drugstores, hardware stores, department stores, toy stores, discount stores, etc. This is the best exposure ultracheapies can get, trust me.
Lower Prices: The Alpha 400s are quite cheap compared to "netbooks"; but apparently, to compete with Microsoft, they need to be cheaper still.
And they will be. Eventually some will be made to sell for a few bucks on a bubblecard (see illustration).