|Edit: Asus with the microsoft monopoly on laptops? Bad or no? You decide. I mean they already have such a huge market with motherboards...
Well... if theyre build quality sucked, and thier bios updates were sheer crap... maybe the MS analogy would hold. I find the only picky point about Asus is thier marketing presentation and consistency of interface across driver install packages. Would be nice to see a multi-lingual QA engineer all over that.
Asus' products are up and coming rapidly due to thier excellent design and quality. Good for them- quality equipment deserves better press than all this HP , Compaq and Dell garbage. Yeah, I said it. I get called on to repair those 3 vendors equipment all the time. I have been reselling Asus for a year, I finally got my first needed repair in, and its very minor.
Also, word on the street, or a little birdy told me or whatever.. (remember, I resell Asus)... that the next generation of IBM thinkpads may be looking a little familiar to Asus fans. 'nuff said.