The ASUS Eee PC is once again in the limelight. This time, it has been billed as America´s most wanted Christmas gift among notebooks products. Several large American shopping websites have started investigating what the average American would want as a Christmas gift in lieu of the fast approaching Christmas buying season; and the result from the American Amazon shopping website and CNET based on 14th of November unanimously places the ASUS Eee PC at the top spot on the wish list.
So overwhelming is the Eee PC´s popularity in America that all the units were snapped up – creating a lack of stock; and stores were inundated with orders for the Christmas season as soon as it was put on the shelves. Long queues were noted on launch day as people flocked to put their hands on the popular notebook.
"In the two weeks since it´s launch in the US, the Eee PC has already sold ten thousand sets," said Sunny Han, Director of ASUS Global Brand Center – confirming the Eee PC´s massive US sales figures. By the end of this year, the projected sales goal of 350 thousand will be met; and next year that figure is projected at 3 to 5 million.
And this success was not just limited to America, as the Eee PC has gained popularity globally. In Germany, households have embraced the new lightweight laptop, with parents enjoying the compact wonder together with their children. According to a parent who described how useful the Eee PC is for her, "It is so lightweight and small that I can bring it around anywhere in the home as I do my housework. Best of all, the interface is so easy to use, I can check online transactions, order groceries, and keep myself in touch with friends and family without any hassles."
"In places such as Taiwan, US and Hong Kong, it seems like the Eee PC is sold out as soon as it appears on the market," Sunny Han said, reflecting on how the Eee PC´s popularity has impacted globally.
Asus Eee PC - the most wanted Christmas gift
Posted on Saturday, Nov 24 2007 @ 03:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck