Asustek and Acer are focusing their attentions on the thin end of the mobile market, choosing to not launch any netbooks, instead it is ultra-thin notebooks or CULVs whatever label you wish to give them.  The Eee line will expand with 12″, 13.3″ and 15″ models along with 12″ and 14″ variants that will not have an optical drive.  Acer already has 13.3″, 14.1″ and 15.6″ models, it will work on including discreet graphics cards and optical drives in those models and are abandoning the dual boot Windows XP/Android netbook for the foreseeable future.  Drop by DigiTimes for more tidbits on these two companies mobile plans.
“Asustek Computer and Acer will not offer any new netbooks in the second half of 2009, as Intel plans to push the launch of its entry-level products including the Pine Trail -M platform to the first quarter of 2010, according to industry sources.

The vendors will instead focus on ultra-thin notebooks during the second half of the year.”

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