Asus Plans £120 EEE Netbook in 2009

In a bid to offer cheaper netbook versions for the US market, Asus has announced price cuts in its Eee PCs next year.

While declaring company’s financial results, Jerry Shen, President of Asus, announced that the company will launch entry-level variant of its Eee PCs netbooks for just USD 200.

The company has also put forth its plans for gradually phasing out its existing 7 and 9-inch models to launch the new cheaper version of its netbook range, Shen added.

With its new range of netbook series, Asus expects to gain 30 percent market share of the mini laptop segment.

Asus rests among the forerunners in netbook segment, and has shipped around 2.5 million units in the first half of this financial year, and is all set to touch the six million mark by the end of this year.

Although Asus is accredited for introducing netbooks with its Eee PC range, the domain is experiencing stiff competition from the likes HP and Dell who have introduced a number of competitively priced offerings.