Low-Cost PCs in 2008 – Expected 13 Million

HP Compaq 2133 DigiTimes is reporting that the low-Cost PC market in 2008 should reach 13 million units, with many of those including ultraportable laptops (or netbooks, or notebook UMPCs, etc.):

Acer has already placed additional orders of around one million units with Wistron, while Hewlett-Packard (HP) has placed orders for two million low-cost PC with the company. Quanta will also act as one of Acer’s OEMs for low-cost PCs, noted the sources, adding that vendors may even place more orders in the second quarter.

The computers mentioned:
HP Compaq 2133
Asus Eee PC
Acer’s 8.9″ Offering

The included chart has Acer’s 8.9″ notebook shipping in April, with the HP Compaq 2133 shipping sometime between March and May, with Asus shipping their second-generation Asus Eee PC in May.

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