Feeds

Asus admits big global Eee supply-demand imbalance

Only 30 per cent of customers able to buy one

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Asus has claimed that it's only able to sell one Eee PC for around every three people that want one. That's the worldwide supply-demand deficit - in Taiwan, it's able to satisfy 50 per cent of potential Eee customers.

The statistic comes from Asus VP Kevin Lin by way of DigiTimes, which focused on Lin's statement that the 8.9in Eee PC 900 will begin shipping in the May/June timeframe - round about the time of Taiwan's Computex computer show, interestingly enough.

Asus Eee PC 701

Asus Eee PC and friend: able to satisfy only 30 per cent of potential customers

Lin said the desktop Eee, known as the E-DT, should go on sale at the same time, priced at around $199 (£99/€127). The Eee PC 900 will cost the equivalent of $500 (£250/€320).

The VP indicated Asus hopes to sell 5m Eee PCs this year, pushing 650,000 to 700,000 units through retail each quarter.

The hold-up in demand arises from a slow-down in battery shipments, he said, the result of a fire at an LG Chem factory earlier this month. That echoes a claim made by Asus CEO Jerry Shen earlier this month that battery supply issues were limiting the company's ability to ramp up Eee production.

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?
How keen will buyers be when exposed to the real price?
Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper
Monsters need to earn a living too
Amazon axes hated Fire Phone price: 99 pennies but a niche? Ain't none
Forgive the double negative but seriously, no one wants this mobe
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.