Shipments of DeskNotes have declined substantially as the notebook-like PCs have lost their appeal amid the rapid introduction of low-priced notebooks, notably from giant vendors such as Dell and HP. DeskNotes will target the entry-level clone notebook market. To make up for the decline in DeskNote shipments, the company will aim to boost its own-brand notebook shipments to 800,000 to 900,000 units this year, compared with about 500,000 units in 2003. To support the sales, ECS is planning a March or April launch for a 15-inch notebook using Intel’s recently launched desktop-use Prescott processor. There will also be a Prescott-based DeskNote model.

Shipments of DeskNotes have declined substantially as the notebook-like PCs have lost their appeal amid the rapid introduction of low-priced notebooks, notably from giant vendors such as Dell and HP. DeskNotes will target the entry-level clone notebook market. To make up for the decline in DeskNote shipments, the company will aim to boost its own-brand notebook shipments to 800,000 to 900,000 units this year, compared with about 500,000 units in 2003. To support the sales, ECS is planning a March or April launch for a 15-inch notebook using Intel’s recently launched desktop-use Prescott processor. There will also be a Prescott-based DeskNote model.