In addition to bringing out a new form factor, Averatec will be making a number of changes to its laptop lineup. February will bring the 7100 series, a 6.9-pound desktop replacement with a 17-inch display and an economical AMD processor. The company anticipates a starting price of $999. Averatec will also move away from laptops with 14- and 15-inch displays, claiming the market for notebooks of that size is oversaturated.
Other changes for this retail-based business include a new color scheme (the company's white cases get dirty on store displays) and a retreat from the tablet PC, which Averatec believes has not yet proven compelling to enough retail customers.