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Asus cuts S101 price to ?499
Some other Eee PC SKUs also get cheaper
Asus has slashed the price of its stylish Eee PC S101 to €499. This is the second S101 price drop in a quite short time frame, as it was launched at €599, but dropped to €550 in early 2009.
The S101 is probably the best looking netbook on the market, if not the only good looking netbook out there, and we're glad to see the price go down, as it was obviously overpriced. At €499 it's still a bit pricey, but good looks never come cheap, and compared to 1000-series Eee PCs, the price seems fair, almost.
However, the cute S101 is not the only Eee PC to have its price cut. For example, the Eee PC 901 with 12GB of SSD storage now sells for €249, down 50€ from €299 and some other SKUs got a bit cheaper too, although not significantly.
In related news, Digitimes is reporting Asus is cutting prices of all SSD based Eee PC netbooks in an attempt to cut inventories. High costs of SSDs seem to be forcing Asus to slowly phase out certain SKUs and focus on models with hard drives instead.