Eec pushes Asus to #6 on PC maker list

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Even the smallest dirt, if blown at the right spot (the eye), can make a grown man cry.

Asus used to be known as a maker of motherboards –- now, the company is known worldwide as the maker of pioneering, low cost, ultra portable computers: the Eee PC.

Asustek Computer shipped around 1.4 million notebooks in Q1 of 2008 and ranked number eight in market share. Entering Eee PC to the equation, however, adds an additional 700,000 units — surpassing even those of Fujitsu and Apple, and propelling Asus to sixth place, and within striking distance from 5th place Lenovo, who shipped 2.2-2.3 million units.

Other computer companies are taking notice. Acer, Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are all rushing to tap the low-cost PC market — leading radical changes to market share rankings. And the future is ripe for it. IDC estimates that the total low-cost PC shipments in 2008 will reach as much as eight million units.

Via [Liliputing]

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