ASUS eye Toshiba in bid to make top three notebook ranking

ASUS aren't messing around when they say they want to crash the top three notebook vendors worldwide, even if that means they need to make some acquisitions rather than rely on their own product line.  According to ASUS chairman Jonney Shih, the company is eyeing up Toshiba's notebook division as a potential target for buy-out, the latter company itself having around 5-percent of the worldwide product share.

Shih has revealed that talks are ongoing with Toshiba at the moment, though no deal has been finalized; it's unclear whether Toshiba wanted the news to go public or if this is an off-script reveal by the ASUS chairman.  ASUS have previously stated that their goal is to be one of the top three notebook manufacturers by 2011.