Update: Acer’s offering is now known as the Acer Aspire One
Surprise, Acer and Asustek expect to ship a lot of ultraportable laptops with 8.9-inch displays.
When I say a lot, I’m talking millions. According to Digitimes, Acer alone is look at 5-5.5 million of their Aspire 8.9″ laptops. Asustek is looking to ship around 5 million of their 7-inch Asus Eee PC and 8.9-inch Asus Eee PC 900
Acer will also be shipping a low-cost 12.1″ “Slim Gemstone Aspire” later this year, with a target of around one million units.
No word on HP Compaq 2133 numbers, however Digitimes does mention the OEMs for each 8.9″ laptop:
– HP: Wistron, Inventec
– Acer: Quanta, Wistron
– Asustek: Pegatron
The HP Compaq 2133 will be running on Via’s C7-M CPU while the Acer and Asustek models will be using Intel’s Atom.