Acer eyes 5 percent device shipment growth in Q2

PC maker expects shipments of its notebooks, netbooks and tablets to grow by up to 5 percent in the second quarter, and hopes touch-enabled notebooks will help spur the growth.

Acer is banking on touch-enabled notebooks to help boost its overall PC and tablet business in the second quarter.

According to a Focus Taiwan report Wednesday, the company's corporate president Jim Wong said he expects shipments of Acer's notebook, netbook and tablet devices to remain flat or increase by up to 5 percent in the second quarter.

This will be an improvement over the 11 percent quarter-on-quarter drop seen in the first quarter, he added.

Wong said touch-enabled notebooks are expected to account for about 25 percent of Acer's total notebook shipments in the second quarter, and it projected the product line will likely contribute 30 percent to 35 percent of overall notebook shipments by end-2013.

The company introduced a series of Windows 8-based laptops and tablets earlier this month as it looked to improve shipments and strengthen its bottomline, the report added.



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