Dell To Enter The Ultra-Portable Fray
Dell Inc. (DELL) plans to launch low-cost notebook computers made by Compal Electronics Inc.(2324.TW) as early as June, a Compal official said Wednesday. Compal will initially ship 200,000-300,000 notebook computers to Dell each month, said the official, who declined to be named.
Compal Electronics, the world's second-largest contract manufacturer of notebook computers by revenue after Quanta Computer Inc. (2382.TW), aims to ship 1 million to 2 million low-cost notebook computers to Dell in 2008, the official added. Dell, the world's second-largest computer vendor by unit sales after Hewlett- Packard Co., will consider increasing its shipments of the low-cost laptops depending on demand in 2008, he said.
With Dell, HP, Acer, and Asus in the mix, and Intel and Via launching new, low-power mobile processors in the not too distant future, you can bet the ultra mobile market is about to really heat up.