Monday, December 15th 2008

Eee PC is Forbes Asia's Product of the Year for 2008

ASUS’ Eee PC has been named Forbes Asia’s Product of the Year for 2008, right after being crowned Stuff Magazine’s Gadget of the Year and Computer of the Year. In justifying its selection, Forbes hailed the Eee PC for “its innovation and disruption”, and added that the “ultraportable” netbook had “changed the global PC industry”. This new addition to the Eee PC’s mantle joins numerous other awards chalked up in the media, design and industry circles over the past year, most notably NBC.com’s Best Travel Gadget and the prestigious G-Mark Award.

The Winner of Prestigious Awards from Around the World
Since its official launch in October 2007, the Eee PC has garnered numerous international awards from the media, design and industry circles. Apart from receiving the Forbes Asia Product of the Year and Stuff Gadget of the Year/Computer of the Year honors, the Eee PC has also been named NBC.com’s Best Travel Gadget, Computer Shopper's Best Netbook of 2008, PC Pro's Hardware of the Year, PC World's Best Netbook, and DIME magazine’s 2008 Trend Award Winner, amongst other accolades. DIME magazine is a publication from Shogakukan, a large publishing enterprise in Japan. Products are nominated by readers, on the basis that users are the greatest bellwether of consumer trends.

For its impeccable design and leading-edge innovation, the Eee PC has been conferred the Good Design Award (G-Mark) from Japan, the 2008 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, and the Taiwan Excellence Gold Award 2008. To date, the Eee PC has received 76 awards and more than 7,300 hits in the media. Such has been the magnitude of the Eee PC’s breakthrough, that it has become the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.Source: ASUS
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7 Comments on Eee PC is Forbes Asia's Product of the Year for 2008

#1
Haytch
If they were half the price that they are now, i would soon expect these to be a standard in schools. Possibly even killing off crappy overheads like paper, pens & books. Idiocracy here we come.
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tkpenalty
by: Haytch
If they were half the price that they are now, i would soon expect these to be a standard in schools. Possibly even killing off crappy overheads like paper, pens & books. Idiocracy here we come.
To the government EEEPCs come at half the price as what we pay.
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Haytch
Its a shame the Australian government seriously denies the education system. Especially here in Victoria where our school teachers are among the lowest paid in the world. If the EEEPc's are made standard and are much cheaper for students, i would have to say that would be the greatest thing our government has done for the people since, since . . . Free trade between states.
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Weer
by: tkpenalty
To the government EEEPCs come at half the price as what we pay.
Which government? In Australia the prices are double.
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Weer
by: Haytch
If they were half the price that they are now, i would soon expect these to be a standard in schools. Possibly even killing off crappy overheads like paper, pens & books. Idiocracy here we come.
No, first they'd have to have a touch-screen that someone can actually write on. Not to mention that 10 inches is not enough screen space.

We'd have to wait for the 15.4-17 inch laptops to drop down to half an Eee PC's price to have that. But hey.. one day :p
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bulungkoy
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bulungkoy
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