Dell, HP Dragging Down CULV Notebook Sales?

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Dell, HP Dragging Down CULV Notebook Sales?

Acer’s chairmen said in a DigiTimes report that HP and Dell are not pushing ultra-thin notebooks hard enough, which is hurting the market for them. Wang believes that ultra-thin notebooks (such as the Toshiba Satellite L135 and Dell Inspiron 14z/15z) based on Intel’s Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) platform are the future of the notebook market. Their market penetration is being held back by HP and Dell lowering their low-end notebook prices to $399, he claims. Acer plans to push its ultra-thin CULV notebooks early this spring; Wang believes the ultra-thin CULV market can grow up to 30% of the total notebook market. The company expects ultra-thin notebook sales to account for 30% of its total notebook shipments in 2010.

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