Netbook vendors see drop in expected sales

Saturday, April 25, 2009 Leave a Comment

Acer, Asustek, MSI see first quarter netbook sales fall short of expectations, reports DigiTimes.
The following is an excerpt from Digitimes News.

Although Acer is estimated to have shipped two million Aspire One netbooks in the first quarter, the sources said that sales in the channel were lower. Meanwhile, Asustek's Eee PC sales were only 900,000 units, lower than the expected one million units, while MSI had sales of 200,000 Wind series netbooks, the sources revealed.

To counter the drop, both MSI and Acer have already turned their focuses toward the ultra-thin notebook market, and will reduce their investment in the netbook segment, the sources claimed.

[Source: Digitimes]