Asus raises Eee PC sales forecast by two-thirds

Here is some good news, but not unexpected- “Taiwan’s Asus expects to sell five million new Eee PCs globally next year, a senior company official said on Wednesday. That figure is up two-thirds from a previous sales forecast.

Asus, which recently launched a child-friendly Eee PC, has said it hopes the new line of cheaper notebook PCs will vault it ahead of some competitors as it seeks to boost its market share in North America, where it has less than one percent of the market.

Asus is now selling around 20,000 Eee PCs per month, vice president Kevin Lin told reporters. Lin gave the new target for 2008 after the company said last month that it expected to ship more than three million Eee PCs next year…” Thanks to Gavin for the link.

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