Acer knows the PC business. Truer words were never spoken: “Windows 8 itself is still not successful. 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.”
“the Taiwanese PC maker has seen a healthy response to its Chrome-based notebooks. Making up 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer’s U.S. PC shipments, Chromebooks have generated strong sales for the company”
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