Notebook prices are falling. Why?

My spin: If you are looking to buy a notebook computer – buy at will. Prices are going to keep falling.
A recent News Factor article reads: Laptop bargains abound, partly because of stiff competition between tech heavyweights Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
Laptops will probably sell for an average $1,300 this month — a new low, says researcher NPD Group. In 2003’s first 10 months, 15 percent of laptops sold for less than $1,000 compared with 6 percent last year.
Entry-level laptops have seen the steepest drops. This is the first year it’s easy to find quality ones for less than $1,000, says NPD computer analyst Stephen Baker.
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