Asus becomes sixth largest PC vendor - thanks to Eee

Posted on Tuesday, May 27 2008 @ 19:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Research firm IDC reports the Eee PC helped Asus to become the sixth biggest PC vendor in the first quarter of this year.
Asustek Computer shipped around 1.4 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2008 and ranked number eight in terms of market share. However, if Eee PC shipments of around 700,000 units are included, the company's shipments jump to 2.1 million units, surpassing those of Fujitsu and Apple, to rank in sixth place, and closely trailing behind Lenovo who shipped 2.2-2.3 million units, according to a recent report from IDC.

The research firm also estimated total low-cost PC shipments in 2008 will only reach eight million units.

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