Unspecified contract manufacturers for Toshiba hinted that the Japan vendor has begun pushing low-cost notebook models in the Japan market, the region where Toshiba currently has its best sales. The US and Asia-Pacific regions are the Japan vendor's second- and third-largest markets, respectively, the makers added. The low-price strategy enabled Toshiba to enjoy a sequential sales increase of 83% in the Japan notebook market in the first quarter of 2006, the makers said.
Acer will doubtless try to find a way to make that up, which only means good things for people buying laptops. More than just on-par for prices compared to a desktop, laptop sales continue to grow fast, while desktop sales fall.