ASUS has announced that Myer has lost its exclusive position as the only retailer of the Eee PC in Australia.
ASUS has announced that Myer has lost its exclusive position as the only retailer of the Eee PC in Australia. ASUS will now sell the bargain priced sub-notebook through:
Betta Electrical, David Jones, Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Myer, Officeworks, Retravision and WOW Sight & Sound.
Ted Chen, Managing Director of ASUS Australia, said in a statement, “The Eee PC has taken Australia by storm, fascinating the public and captivating the media. Due to the tremendous enthusiasm the Eee PC has generated, ASUS is pleased to be extending distribution to Australia’s major retailers to meet consumer demand.”
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“The Eee PC has been moving fast since it hit Myer stores in December 2007 and continues to do so. So far approximately 80% of stock has been sold through major Australian retailers and we are trying to get as much allocation as possible from our headquarters to ensure there is stock on shelves. There is a high demand for the Eee PC worldwide and Australia is no exception!”
The Eee PC went on sale in Myer Sydney City on Saturday, 1 December 2007 and ASUS claims it was sold out by 12.30pm on the same day.
On the following day, it went on sale in Myer stores nationwide and as at close of business Monday, 3 December 2007, ASUS says all capital city stores (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth) were sold out, with limited quantities available in metropolitan stores.
ASUS claims it has created a new category in the PC market with the $499 Eee PC – a "lifestyle gadget" designed for internet access and learning.
The odd name comes from "the three Es: Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play".