If you plan to buy an 8.9" netbook within the next year, your choices are about to get a little more limited. Acer is dropping their line of 9" netbooks. Asus, which was previously planning on doing the same, changed their minds and is keeping their line of 9" netbooks.
|Asustek Computer has decided to keep its 8.9-inch netbook line instead of the original plan of phasing it out, but only for the procurement market. The company will push 7-inch models for telecom customers, 8.9-inch for the procurement market, and 10-inch for consumers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Acer will continue with its plan of phasing out 8.9-inch netbooks and will focus on 10-inch models for the next few months, added the paper.