So far, the future of netbook seems to be unrivaled. Even a 139 million shipments by the tear 2013 was predicted by reasearch firm ABI. But a new line of low cost notebooks, costing as low as $298, have thrown in a serious challenge towards the netbook market.
These laptops with big screens, large memory and reasonable processing power are nothing like netbooks. And, they challenge the prime luster towards netbooks – price.
The $298 Wal-mart laptop finished before most people had the opportunity to draw the money out of their pockets. The $299 Acer laptop has experienced more or less the same fate. Best Buy later offered a new series of Toshiba laptops at $329.
Whatever the price is – $298, $299 or $329, these new range of laptops posses serious challenge for the low cost netbooks. However, netbooks still have one simple advantage – ultra portability, prime consideration for few people.