Company needs to beat the 18 million it sold last year
Asustek Computer, the world’s fourth largest PC vendor by unit sales, managed to ship just 4.2 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2017, though its profits continued to remain strong thanks to higher average selling prices (ASPs), according to sources in the upstream supply chain.
Component shortages, exchange rates creating concerns for revenue
According to the latest Far East reports, Asustek is expected to experience a weak second quarter due to difficulties with its next-generation smartphones entering mass production, along with component shortages that continue to create rising cost pressure.
Readying to support Windows Mixed Reality headsets in Q4
ASUS said that it is ready to spin off its augmented reality and virtual reality development teams to become an independent startup, according to the latest Far East reports.
Comes with a new cooler as well
While we have already seen some teasers regarding Asus' upcoming ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, today we have the full specifications, including the new cooler as well as its impressive 1708MHz GPU Boost clock.
Thinner and lighter chassis, more 7th-gen processor options
During the usual variety of product launches at Mobile World Congress next week, ASUS is preparing to release a successor to the ZenBook Flip UX360, a 2-in-1 convertible that was announced in July and re-launched in September featuring a 360-degree hinge and the choice of 6th-gen Core M processors or a 7th-gen Core i5 processor.
Focus on maximum durability
Asus has unveiled its newest member of the Expedition series graphics cards that were announced back at the CES 2017 show in January, the Asus Geforce GTX 1070 Expedition.
Motherboard shipments may drop 10 percent in 2017
The latest bit of information from industry sources suggests that ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte will all begin hiking retail prices for motherboards and graphics cards in China beginning in early February after the 2017 Lunar New Year holidays.
$3.66 billion in fourth quarter
Asus did much better than anyone predicted in the fourth quarter and banked $3.66 billion thanks mostly to its successful ZenFone.
With 4K G-Sync panels running at 144Hz
Nvidia is following AMD closely at CES 2017 show and has announced its own Nvidia G-Sync HDR, developed in cooperation with AU Optronics.
Shipment delays, price competition, slower sales
According to the latest claims from industry sources, the three leading Taiwan-based smartphone vendors Asustek, HTC and Acer have all missed their target smartphone shipments for 2016 due to price competition and lower-than-expected sales in certain countries.