Asus emerging as an Android tablet winner, reports $124 million net earnings
The neat performance Asus attributed to steady motherboard, and better than expected notebook and tablet sales. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has been one of the most popular Android tablets in the first full quarter with most major companies having Google-ified slates on the market. The target of Asus was shipping 300 000 tablets for the whole quarter, and it had some trouble producing enough Eee Pad Transformers, but after that it is said to have reached this number per month.
If we compare with the Motorola XOOM, which sold 440 000, and the BlackBerry PlayBook at 500 000, the value-for-money approach of Asus seems to be winning. Of course, there are no details yet on the profit margin of Asus from those tablets, but the conference call is later this evening, so it might shed some light on the matter there.
2. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
They showed the others how things are done! Fast updates, comfortable price, unique dock keyboard.
5. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats what happens when you marry quality, features, price, and performance.
9. AppleFUD (unregistered)
Asus seems to bee the only table maker that is thinking different ')
3. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)
I'm sure glad I got a Transformer and not something else.
4. Moo (unregistered)
Love my Asus AMD motherboards. Very happy with ther products.
6. rf1975 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Well done Asus, trying to be unique in the market.
Not like samsung trying always to copy others idea & design.
7. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
I can tell you the only android tablets that constantly sell are Asus and Samsung. All the others just collect dust.
8. remyrz (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)
I have an asus labtop... i want an asus tablet!!! ASUS FTW!
10. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I called it besides the ipad2. the transformer is a tablet worth my time.... like this kind of competition.. different, original and creative....
13. Man7723 (unregistered)
Apple would sue asus if it was a great success
14. WhatevermanIsAFruitcake (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
They can't. ASUS actually innovated here.
17. TryllZ (unregistered)
Asus is the only that can act, think and innovate different and in fact better than apple...Asus FTW...