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.
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
It is truely another thing that the best selling netbook at the moment is the ACER Aspire One, but credit goes to ASUS for making the netbook concept reach the consumers properly.