Taiwanese computer-maker Asustek Computer is contemplating the use of Windows 8 from the world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp. If there is a successful negotiation, Microsoft’s latest OS would find another growth avenue in the Asian market. Windows 8 will be used in Asustek’s Padfone, which is combination of a smartphone and tablet.
Asustek Computer Inc. was founded in 1989. Its vast product portfolio includes desktops, laptops, mobile phones, monitors, motherboards, servers, tablet PCs and video cards. In terms of PC sales, it lags Hewlett-Packard Co. Lenovo, Dell Inc. and Acer. It also manufactures Nexus 7, a tablet range from the search engine giant Google Inc.