Rush of Cheap Laptops Amid Windows® 7 Euphoria
Leading computer manufacturers are offering cheap laptops amid increasing euphoria over Microsoft latest operating system, Windows 7, slated to be launched on October 22.
A famous analyst at market researcher IDC proclaims that there is a new reality in laptop pricing and it is harder to sell anything over $800. He also said that the selling price of notebooks is declining below desktops in retail.
HP, the world's largest PC supplier, will begin selling ProBook from October 22 for $699. It's a 13-inchÂ ProBook 5310m that is about 0.9 inches thin, less than four pounds, and clothed in an aluminum display enclosure and a magnesium alloy bottom case with an Intel Celeron dual-core processor and $899 with Intel Core 2 Duo chip. Both would be available with Windows 7 operating system.
The 4-pound HP Pavilion dm3 starts at $549 and would range up to $700 in price for a memory and hard drive configuration. Even the Apple $999 MacBook is now seems to be affordable. Toshiba has also drastically slashed the prices of its ultraportable laptops
Dell is offering prices in two directions as both inexpensive and pricey executive laptops are available. The company offers inexpensive laptops such as the $449 Dell Inspiron 14 replete with a 14-inch screen, Intel Dual Core Pentium, optical drive, 2GB of memory, and a 160GB hard disk drive. The inexpensive form by Dell creates considerable weight to the downward price pressure on laptops.