Asus wants to join top three -

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Taiwanese notebook maker Asus wants to climb into the top 3 of the world's largest notebook brands, writes China Economic News.

Asus chairman Johnney Shih said his company already came third in the consumer market with a 9.9 percent share and that it had shipped over 3.5 million laptops in the last three months of 2009. HP and Acer were in front of it in the consumer segment, however Dell and Toshiba were lagging behind. Shih based his statements on data from market researcher IDC.

The company is planning on unveiling a tablet using Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform, as TechEye revealed some weeks ago. Asus will show the tablet during the Computex trade show in Taiwan. It will compete with Apple's iPad tablet, which had a very successful launch just recently.

Asus aims to have delivered 2.2 million to 2.4 million notebooks and 1.4 million to 1.6 million eeePC netbooks. Combined shipments of netbooks and notebooks will thus be somewhere between 3.6 million to 4.0 million units. Asus also wants to ship 5.5 million to 5.8 million motherboards to dealers and PC makers worldwide.