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An Eee PC sold every two seconds

Overwhelming demand for ASUS Eee PC creates landslide sales.

Johannesburg, 25 Oct 2007

The ASUS Eee PC was officially released in Taiwan last week amid great fanfare and tremendous user response.

More than 300 reporters attended the global launch event, which witnessed the official launch of this groundbreaking notebook. Just like the Wii of gaming consoles and the iPod of MP3s, the Eee PC is becoming synonymous with the Internet.

Sales figures since the release have been astounding, with 200 pieces snapped up in 20 minutes on Taiwan`s shopping channel, ETTV Shopping - averaging an Eee PC sold every two seconds.

Other sales channels have also been bombarded with orders, like Yahoo, which started sales at 17:00, and ending sales three-and-a-half minutes later at 17:03:30. That`s 50 Eee PCs in just 210 seconds - averaging one Eee PC sold every 4.2 seconds.

Taiwanese 3C Company Tsann Kuen reported sales of 99 pieces of Eee PCs in 30 minsutes; while PC Home Online also reported sales of more than 200 Eee PCs shortly after it was publicly available.

The Eee PC`s hot response comes with great user expectation of the simple and portable device. It is focused on providing users with the most comprehensive Internet applications based on three Es: easy to learn, work, play; excellent Internet experience; and excellent on-the-go.

Compact and highly portable at seven inches and only 0.92kg in weight - providing an Internet experience like never before. It is also very easy to use, with two modes of intuitive graphic user interface design to accommodate both experienced and inexperienced PC users. The Eee PC is also Windows XP compatible, and comes with over 40 built-in applications to offer a dynamic computing experience to learn, work and play.

ASUS

ASUS is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. With a global staff of more than 100 thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2006 was 17.4 billion US dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 straight years, and was ranked number one by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

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