Dell, which yesterday announced its foray into the burgeoning netbook market, is also said to be moving out of production.
A report in the Wall Street Journal says the PC vendor has found that its production model is no longer feasible and that it is looking to sell off all its factories worldwide.
Meanwhile, Dell is making a bid for a share of the netbook market, which analysts expect to make up about one-third of all laptop sales soon.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 boasts a 16Gb hard drive, webcam and Bluetooth support.
Netbooks typically weigh less than 1kg, with 9-inch screens.
The pioneer in this area is the Asus Eee PC.