Competition From Tablets
It is believed that tough competition from tablets might have prompted Asus to come up with the cheap notebook. It is to be noted that rise of tablets have eaten the market of netbooks quite drastically. Not only have this, presence of cheap laptops in the market has also retarded the growth of netbooks.
There are speculations that Asus might bring down the cost of the netbook by using small screen and old processors. There are also reports that Asus is planning to come up with a “killer” notebook, but it is quite unclear as to what it means. It will be interesting to note the reception of this cheap netbook from Asus among users.