Dell decides that there's money in tiny, cheap laptops


Dell will join the likes of Asus, HP, Acer, and whichever other computer companies jump on the tiny laptop bandwagon between now and June to offer low cost, ultraportable notebooks to the masses. Dell will be teaming up with China’s Compal Electronics “to launch low-cost notebook computers…as early as June,” according to a Compal official. June is going to be an exciting month for tiny, cheap laptops.

Dell’s apparently initially ordered up between 200,000 and 300,000 computers per month from Compal and should receive between 1 million and 2 million by year’s end.