Prices of SSD-based Acer and Asus netbooks dropping in Taiwan

Old netbook models are inevitably going to drop in prices, and this is currently the case in Taiwan, albeit it’s not because of the typical reason one might expect. Instead of dropping prices for their netbooks solely due to the increasing number of new models and reduced component cost, both Asus and Acer are issuing price cuts for their SSD-based netbooks because of their built-in SSDs. SSD adoption isn’t as hot as it used to anymore, and the hard drive remains the premier choice for large and affordable storage on netbooks. Due to this price drop, the Acer Aspire One with 8GB SSD costs only $202 USD while the 20GB SSD-equipped Asus Eee PC 701 goes for $260.

Via Electronic Pulp

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