Asus expects to sell 3.8 million Eee pc’s

The release of a ultra portable notebook at a consumer friend price point has many people talking. The Eee PC runs a Linux OS and features wireless internet access, flash storage drive and a tough lightweight design. At $499 and less than 2 pounds many users on the go are lining up to buy the notebook. Most retailers are expecting to sell out of stock within days. (story)

It’s no secret that Asus has some big expectations for its low-cost Eee PC, but it looks like the company is now getting a bit more specific on the matter, with it saying it expects to ship some 3.8 million of the laptops in the next fiscal year. (story)

Small light laptop + cheap price = sales hit. Let’s see how many competitors jump on the bandwagon.

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2 Responses to “Asus expects to sell 3.8 million Eee pc’s”


  1. 1 kregg December 5, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    It seems that Linux is getting more and more commercial hits like this with this one, HP, and Dell.

  2. 2 jtsmyth8 December 6, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Did you read about Walmart’s $200 Linux pc?
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=926
    It sold out shortly after going on sale last month. I gave xubuntu a shot a few weeks ago, unfortunately I wasn’t really impressed. I installed it on an old AMD 300MHZ machine and it ran slower than Windows 98. Although from the last time I tried a Linux product it was a major leap forward, however it still requires a bit of advanced Linux knowledge to be useful. I say, keep on developing it! Thanks for your comment. JT


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