Netbook Manufacturers Give Low-Priced Latops A Taste of Their Own Medicine

Recently, as a result of the constant stream of netbooks entering the market, notebook prices have been dropping. Realizing this, netbook manufacturers have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Before we go on, we’d like to mention that while a few months to a year ago netbooks averaged 10″, people nowadays are getting seemingly more tired of the small screens and cramped keyboards. It’s possible that pretty soon, 11″ and 12″ netbooks may be all the rage.

The Lenovo S12 falls into this latter category of netbooks (the one with larger screens). The cheapest model of this machine is currently on sale for $379. This deal (ahem…steal’s more like it) also includes free shipping. The next cheapest model of the S12 sold for $499 a month ago, but the price is now being dropped to $449.

The $379 model is powered by a VIA Nano processor while the $449 model is powered by an Intel Atom processor. Perhaps a netbook like this is what customers will be looking for – machines that combine both portability and performance.

Think these netbooks are still a bit on the pricey side? Well, at least they have a full-sized keyboard and a 12.1″ screen with 1280×800 screen resolution. If those aren’t tempting enough, you could always think of all the saved trips to the doctor’s office.

Via ComputerWorld.

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