Latest Eee PC shipments fail to meet Asus expectations

ASUS Eee PC 900

Asus announced that shipments of its Eee PC in the first half of 2008 were less than the company had orginally forecasted. 1.7 million Eee PCs were shipped, missing Asus predictions by some 300,000 units.

According to industry watchers, the shortfall was due to delayed shipments rather than waning demand. Both Intel Atom processor shortages and battery shortages due to a factory fire in March may both have played a contributing role.

Asus is still aiming to ship five million Eee PCs in 2008, hopefully suggesting that component shortages are behind the company now.

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