Tuesday, November 13, 2012
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet contributor Anton Wahlman wrote an article -- Google Ups The Ante: $199 Laptop -- on another low-priced piece of Google (GOOG) hardware before anybody else even sniffed it coming.
This comes after Wahlman's coverage of Google's $249 laptop.
For his work, I praise him.
Beyond that, I can't subscribe to the notion that there's anything even remotely encouraging about Google's approach.
In fact, the whole WalMartization of tech is bad for the space.
For as crazy as Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer might be, you've got to at least credit the guy for not selling out and undercutting Apple (AAPL) on price.
Wahlman gleefully lists Google's alleged bargains: A $349 smartphone that's $300 less than an iPhone; the $149 Nexus 7 tablet counters the $329 iPad mini; the 10-inch model is $100 cheaper than iPad 4; and Google's new Samsung and Acer Chromebook builds come in 60% to 80% less expensive than most new Windows 8 laptops and Apple Macbooks.
If this is what tech has come to the space is in worse shape than I thought.
To read the story, click here: http://ow.ly/ffmgN