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Arch rival Acer are set to take on the Asustek Computer’s Eee PC with a May 2008 date tipped for the Company to launch a new low level entry PC to take on the popular Eee PC.

The DigiTimes web-site claims that Acer plans to sell the low-cost PC with 8.9″ screen for US$250 – $300, which is lower compared to Asus Eee PC with 8.9″ screen. End-users should be able to get Acer’s affordable computer for about US$350 – $400, it is reported. It is unclear which microprocessor and core-logic will be used by one of the world’s largest makers of PCs to power the entry-level system, however, a natural guess will be Intel Atom, which is gaining popularity among system makers.

According to XBit Labs, Asustek demonstrated its Asus Eee PC with 8.9″ screen at CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, Germany, whereas Acer yet has to reveal details about its device in the coming months.

Low-cost computers are projected to take a significant market share in 2008 due to present economic conditions in the U.S. and some other countries. Many PC manufacturers see entry-level systems as a way to boost their revenues and enter new markets, however, there are also companies who do not believe in affordable computers. For example, Sony Corp. sees competition between Asus Eee PC and its future competitors as a “race to bottom”, where is no place for innovation.

Acer did not comment on the news-story.

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