Acer Boasts Strong Chromebook Sales, Still Slams Windows 8
January 28, 2013 9:27 AM
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Chrome makes up as much as 10% of Acer's US sales
Acer has been having a difficult time in the computer market over the last several quarters, and has posted consecutive annual losses. Acer also announced during its latest quarterly report that it had taken $120 million write-off due to the declining value of Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines-branded computers.
Despite these troubles, the company is touting strong sales of its Chromebooks that use Google’s Chrome OS, while still talking negatively about
Acer says that notebooks running Chrome OS account for 5 to 10% of its U.S. shipments since the machines were released here in November. Acer President Jim Wong said that he expects the ratio of Chrome sales to be sustainable in the long term. He also said that the company is considering offering additional Chrome OS models in other developed markets.
Acer C7 Chromebook
Acer and many other computer makers are looking for alternatives to the Windows operating system because consumers continue to stick with older versions of the operating system rather than upgrade to the latest version.
“Windows 8 itself is still not successful,” said Wong. “The whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful or not.”
criticized Windows 8
earlier this month alleging that Microsoft was getting marketing for its new operating system wrong.
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1/28/2013 10:17:34 AM
They're for people who want an internet appliance with a keyboard. For others it's a second or third machine.
1/28/2013 3:36:56 PM
Yes, it is a complete no fuss device. Not only that but it is not the target of hackers that is widows.
4. Chrome OS
Makes you feel a lot safer doing online banking and investing.
For people that use a laptop for mostly online activities with a little productivity on the side its a great alternative to windows. It really does take the headache out of computing.
Besides you can get the ARM based samsung that is very ultrabook like and has almost all day computing for $200.
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