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Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

UTILITIES

Water rationing announced

New Taipei City’s Banciao (板橋) and Sinjhuang (新莊) districts and Greater Kaohsiung are to start first-stage water rationing on Monday next week, the Water Resources Agency announced yesterday. The first-stage measure would lower the water pressure between 11pm and 5am, affecting about 7 million users, the agency said. It also adjusted the water resources monitoring indicator for Changhua, Yunlin, Nantou and Chiayi from a “blue” light to a “green” light, indicating that water-storage levels are below normal.

COMPUTERS

Asus EeeBook sold out

Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) yesterday said that its newly launched EeeBook laptop sold out in the first two days of sale domestically thanks to the computer’s affordable price tag. Asustek said in a press release that it sold more than 1,000 units of the EeeBook X205, an 11.6-inch entry-level laptop that runs on the Windows 8.1 operating system and costs NT$6,680 (US$215). The company is increasing its supply of the Windows notebook to meet demand from its online store and retailers, as well as IT Month, one of the nation’s biggest electronics trade shows which runs until Sunday. Asustek, the pioneer of netbook computers, forecast on Wednesday last week that its sales volume would grow more than 30 percent year-on-year at IT Month in Taipei, which is expected to attract more than 900,000 visitors.

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