Gateway LT1001G – More Details

LAPTOP Magazine has more details about Gateway’s upcoming netbook, the LT1001G. Joanna Stern reports that Gateway will be selling an 8.9″ netbook based on the Acer Aspire One. As previously mentioned, it’s not surprising, given that the Aspire One is selling well and Acer does … Read more

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 32GB SSD, New Colors in Japan

The 8.9″ Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks are getting some new options in Japan with addition of a 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD). They will also be available, starting tomorrow, with red and pink lids/cases, in addition to the white and black options currently available. … Read more

Dell Vostro A90 Launched

Dell has a new 8.9″ Intel Atom-powered netbook coming out. Well they sort of do. It’s the Dell Vostro A90 and it’s basically a rebranded Dell Inspiron Mini 9. It was launched in Japan yesterday, but support documentation has started showing up in other countries … Read more

Samsung NC10 – More Photos, Korea

Akihabara News has a couple of nice photos of a production model of the upcoming 10.2″ Samsung NC10 netbook. Nothing too revealing – you can see the placement of the blue LED indicator lights as well as the styling and overall layout. As always, the … Read more

Netbook Sales and the Industry

Asus Eee PC 2G DigiTimes has an article up about how Asustek is using netbooks to take on the top notebook suppliers in Japan next year.

Their Asus Eee PC line (including the 7″ Eee PC 700 series as well as the 8.9″ 900 series) now accounts for around 85% of their sales in Japan (although Asustek wants to increase their regular-sized notebook sales which would drop that number).

Through August, Asustek has sold 188,000 Eee PC netbooks in Japan through August.

The 1st place Eee PC901-X and 2nd place Eee PC 4G-X accounted for around 70% of the under 100,000 Yen (US$946.52), while the 3rd place 8.9″ Acer Aspire One accounted for 9% of sales, with the 4th place 10″ MSI Wind U100 account for 8% of sales. HP’s 8.9″Mini-Note 2133 came in sixth.

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