Asus, MSI and Gigabyte see motherboard shipments drop in Nov

Due to the trend of notebooks replacing desktop PCs, first-tier motherboard makers except Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) saw their November motherboard shipments drop on month, according to sources at the makers.

Asustek Computer announced November consolidated revenues of NT$75.29 billion (US$2.33 billion), an increase of 11.2% on month, but a drop of 9.9% on year. The company's accumulated consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2007 year were NT$666.1 billion, a boost of 44.5% compared to the same period in the previous year.

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What I've noticed about ECS-- they're the one step of "trimming down" past where most enthusiast users will go. Even other lower-end boards generally have a little more features (many ECS boards only have one PATA + 2 SATA, They usually have few tuning options.

They're probably *stellar* though for systems that are bolted shut and sold in bulk.

i love asus. ECS. just sucks.... i was FORCED to buy an ECS systemboard with a CPU i got a while back. but the systemboard turned out to be $18.... works as well as $18 does. rofl. works ok in my car PC though. wouldn;t play fear on it. hehe. does mediaengine playing mp3 and getting GPS navigation out of it just fine.

my hoem systems are all asus mobos with nvidia video cards.

What I want to know is, who are all these people that keep buying ECS motherboards? Or is it that ECS has sold so few that their sales can't get any worse? :laugh:

Yeah, I know OEMs buy from ECS and other "obscure" companies, but you don't ever really hear about ECS boards for consumers.

Optix Illusion said,
666.1 Billion? :wacko:

Notebooks are obviously great because of the portability. PC's are slowly becoming a thing of the past.

the desktop will not be phased out by notebooks, it just wont happen

X'tyfe said,
the desktop will not be phased out by notebooks, it just wont happen

I never said they would 'phased out'. PC's do not offer the convenience of a portable computer. I'm not talking about a gaming aspect either.

Optix Illusion said,

I never said they would 'phased out'. PC's do not offer the convenience of a portable computer. I'm not talking about a gaming aspect either. :rolleyes:

Convenience, yes... reliability... no. My first choice will ALWAYS be a desktop.