Tuesday February 14, 2017

Asus Becomes World's Top Gaming Laptop Maker

After a shouting contest, Asus has officially bested MSI as 2016’s top dog in the gaming laptop department. This is especially good news for Asus, who risked embarrassment by declaring that they would sell over a million devices way back in August. In related notebook bragging news, HP is poised to overtake Lenovo for general notebook shipments in 2017.

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While global gaming notebook sales in 2016 are estimated at 4.5 million units, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped 1.2 million units and 800,000-850,000 units respectively, becoming the globally largest and second largest vendors. Global demand for gaming PCs is fast growing, with gaming PCs' popularity extending from North America, China, West Europe, North Europe, Japan and South Korea to Southeast Asia, East Europe and Latin America. Currently, high-end gaming notebooks are priced at over US$1,799, mid-range models at US$1,499-1,799 and entry-level ones at US$1,000-1,399. However, Asustek, MSI, Lenovo and HP have launched entry-level gaming notebooks for sale at US$799-999 in the China and Southeast Asia markets.