"Who in the hell is Asustek, and why does Microsoft hate them
more than any other company in the industry? Why does Apple, Dell
and Palm Computing hate them?
"And why does Intel love them?
"Taiwan's Asustek--better known as ASUS--is one of the most
interesting, innovative and fastest-growing companies in
"At its core, Asustek makes motherboards--more than any other
company. Asustek motherboards are the heart of Sony's PlayStation 2
consoles, Apple MacBooks, Alienware PCs, and some HP computers.
"But that's not why they're hated. The source of ire is a tiny
laptop called the ASUS Eee PC. This open, flexible, relatively
powerful, and very small laptop is notable for one feature above
all: Its price. The Eee PC can be had for as little as $299..."