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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 Windows 8.

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.”
 
Wong criticized Windows 8 earlier this month alleging that Microsoft was getting marketing for its new operating system wrong.

Source: Bloomberg



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Yeah, Acer sucking...
By Lonyo on 1/28/2013 4:14:47 PM , Rating: 2
1,377,824 Q4 2012 sales. (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2301715)

5~10% of that is 70~140k Chromebooks sold.

21.6% drop in Acer sales, the biggest drop in sales of anyone. Some companies even increased sales, so basically Acer were atrocious in Q4 vs Q4 2011.

And they blame Windows 8 for this, and say Chromebooks are awesome.
Maybe they need to move to Chromebooks, because no one seems to want to buy their Windows devices.




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