Rumor: Asus to Undercut Tablets with Sub-$250 Netbook

Pulkit Chandna

The iPad-spawned media tablet category might be cannibalizing netbook sales, but Taiwan’s Asus, which launched the netbook category in 2007 with the Eee PC 701 and is one of the companies worst affected by this sales cannibalization, isn’t ready to abandon the category just yet. If a new Digitimes report is to be believed, Asustek will soon launch a sub-$250 netbook in cooperation with Intel in a bid to resurrect what has to be its favorite category of PCs.

The report that cites unnamed sources suggests that Asus plans to launch a netbook priced at $200-$250 in June, 2011.  Apparently, this is how Taiwanese vendor hopes to reach its rather ambitious target of selling 6 million netbooks in 2011.  The new netbook is expected to run either Chrome OS or Android 3.0.

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