Samsung, Acer team up with AT&T on netbooks

Nov 16, 2009
A sign hangs in the window of the AT&T Corporate Center, seen here in 2008, in Chicago, Illinois. South Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's Acer are teaming up with US telecom giant AT&T to introduce low-priced netbook computers for the holiday shopping season.

South Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's Acer are teaming up with US telecom giant AT&T to introduce low-priced netbook computers for the holiday shopping season.

AT&T said the Samsung Go and Aspire One, both of which run Microsoft's new operating system , will cost 199 dollars after a mail-in rebate and with the purchase of a two-year AT&T data service contract.

AT&T said the netbooks, which feature 10-inch (25.4-centimeter) screens and weigh less than three pounds (1.4 kilograms), will be availabe in stores later this month.

"Demand for netbooks remains strong among consumers, small business customers and those who desire constant access to the Internet while on the go," said David Haight, AT&T emerging devices vice president.

The Samsung Go from Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Corp., features an Intel Atom Processor, 160-gigabyte hard drive, 1GB of memory and a 1.3 megapixel Web camera.

The Acer Aspire One also has an Intel Atom processor, a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of memory. In addition, it features two speakers, a video conferencing feature and a built-in webcam.

Sales of or mini-notebooks have provided a rare bright spot this year amid a global slump in personal computer sales.

Research group Gartner forecasts that mini-notebook shipments will total 21 million units in 2009, up from 11.7 million units in 2008, although they will still only represent just eight percent of PC shipments this year.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Record 12 pct drop for PC sales in 2009: Gartner

Mar 02, 2009

Sales of personal computers are expected to decline by 11.9 percent to 257 million units in 2009, the steepest drop in the industry's history, market research firm Gartner said Monday.

Samsung Announces New Mini Notebooks

Apr 29, 2009

Samsung Electronics today announced the N110 and N120 as the newest additions to their mini notebook lineup. The N110 and N120 are both currently available through Samsung.com and online retailers with an ...

How much netbook can you get for $400?

Apr 09, 2009

The hottest segment of the computer market right now is not fancy new Apple laptops or PC gaming machines. It's tiny laptops with older operating systems, cramped keyboards and designs that look like they ...

Review: $500 Samsung netbook sports new processor

Jul 15, 2009

(AP) -- Intel Corp. has had a near lock on supplying processors for netbooks - the cheap, tiny laptops that are the biggest hit in the computer market these days. Now there's an alternative from a Taiwanese ...

SAMSUNG Electronics Regains No. 1 Spot in LCD Market

Dec 20, 2004

Samsung Electronics regained the No. 1 position in the global liquid crystal display (LCD) market last month from LG.Philips LCD, according to the Texas-based display market research firm, DisplaySearch. The electronics gian ...

Recommended for you

Ear-check via phone can ease path to diagnosis

Dec 18, 2014

Ear infections are common in babies and young children. That it is a frequent reason for young children's visit to doctors comes as no consolation for the parents of babies tugging at their ears and crying ...

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Dec 18, 2014

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

Dec 17, 2014

(AP)—BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones—and most smartphone customers—have embraced touch screens.

Tag Heuer changes tune, now looking at smartwatches

Dec 16, 2014

Barely a few months after dismissing Apple's smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded Tuesday that such a hi-tech gadget might after all have a place in his firm's ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.