iPad giving Eee PC a battering

Original netbook struggling to compete with Apple's all-conquering iPad.

The Apple iPad is causing plenty of concern at Asus HQ, with the Taiwanese tech titan being forced to downgrade its Eee PC sales forecasts because of Cupertino’s tablet.

In a sales call, Asus’s Jerry Shen said the netbook maker would be looking to sell 1.4 million of the micro machines in Q3. Considering Apple flogged 3.27 million iPads in its first three months on sale, that doesn’t make for pretty reading. Shen said the iPad was “crowding out” the Eee PC.

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However, Asus is remaining bullish, thanks to the arrival of the Eee Pad later this year. Three different versions are due, with the hope that it can feed off some of the tablet crumbs left by Apple’s best-selling slate.

Can Asus claw itself back to top spot? Or has the iPad done for netbooks? Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

Via Engadget

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