More and more tiny notebooks coming this year

mini This is going to be an interesting year. A year when a whole bunch of Asus Eee-like 7- to 9-inch notebooks are going to start coming out of the woodwork.

An Everex version is coming out in less than a week at Walmart stores and, of course, there’s the actual Eee itself that’s available now. But throughout the year, we’ll see even more options — some most recently reported to be coming from Acer and Gigabyte.

Acer is reportedly developing 8- and 9-inch notebooks for late first quarter or early second quarter of this year. Then Gigabyte is expected to release 7- and 9-inch versions by June. All should be competitively priced against Asus’ and Everex’ offerings and, with a little healthy competition, should help to drive prices down overall.

Gigabyte to launch low-cost PC in June [DigiTimes]
Acer to launch low-cost notebooks late in 1Q or early 2Q, says paper [DigiTimes]
Inventec enters mini notebook market [DigiTimes]