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The Most Hated Company In the PC Industry

Jan 07, 2008, 16:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

"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 technology.

"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..."

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