Could the 7″ Asus Eee PC line that really started the netbook craze be dropping in price?
It could be happening, at least in Europe. Liliputing is reporting that Expansys, a major UK retailer of laptops, netbooks, etc., has dropped the prices on the 512MB, 4GB SSD models (Eee PC 4G) down to under $300 USD (Â£158.99 with VAT, around $280 USD). A quick check of Amazon UK shows some of the Expansys-listed Eee PCs at this price, but there are other retailers with Eee PCs listed through Amazon that are also down to just under $300 USD.
I’ve honestly been waiting for a price drop on these – Some of the 7″ Intel Celeron-powered netbooks, the prices have been too near the 8.9″ Intel Atom-powered netbooks lately.