ASUS to discontinue their Eee PC Netbooks
Heavy demand of the Ultrabooks and the Tablets, lead to the reduction of demand of Netbooks, for which ASUS has decided to cease the production of the Eee PC Netbooks.
From the introduction of the first iPad, we have seen the tablet market growing at a high rate in most of the developed countries across the world. Now it won’t be even wrong if we say that the tablets have almost captured the majority of the PC market. Due to the increasing demand of the tablets the demand of the other computing devices has became a bit less.
Out of the computing devices the Netbooks have faced the major lack of demand across the world, except in developing nations. Their sales have been greatly affected. This might be a reason as according to a recent update in Digitimes it has been said that ASUS will no longer produce the ASUS Eee PC Netbooks. Jerry Shen, CEO of Asustek has recently confirmed that the company will no longer continue the Eee PC Netbooks which were mostly powered by Atom based processors.
ASUS might be expecting to fill the void made in the production with the Transformer tablets which are already available in the market and is one of the top Tablet models available. Although the Netbooks were low priced but still they were not able to get a big market share in their history. One of the major drawbacks about these Netbooks might be their low power. They were mostly equipped with low power processors, so power hungry consumers may never have taken it as an option in their wish list.
Now after the release of the Ultrabooks, the consumers who needed an ultra portable device along with power and long battery backup are fully satisfied with these new devices released by Intel. So we may also say that the era of Netbook is over and may see a few more manufacturers to discontinue their Netbook models.
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