Dell and Asustek to launch AV notebooks to compete with Toshiba
|Dell and Asustek Computer plan to launch 17-inch AV (audio video) notebooks to compete with Toshiba’s recently launched Qosmio notebook, according to market sources.
Dell launched its long-awaited 12.1-inch, wide-screen Inspiron 700m, manufactured by Wistron, on July 27. The Inspiron 700m had been postponed, due to delays of Intel’s Dothan CPU launch.
The Inspiron 700m, along with an upcoming 17-inch AV model, are a crucial part of Dell’s plan to capture back-to-school sales, the sources noted.
Dell will outsource the production of the 17-inch AV notebook to Compal Electronics.
Asustek will also introduce a 17-inch AV notebook as part of its V6-series, with the notebook being priced at more than $2,940, according to the sources.