The region marks its first annual double digit drop, dragged down by economic sluggishness in big emerging Asian markets, according to the research firm. Even top vendor Lenovo could not escape a slump in China.
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In his first press conference as CEO, Jason Chen said Acer's slump was due to it taking the initiative more aggressively than anyone else to stimulate demand for new technology.
The Chinese PC maker saw a 36 percent rise in its net profit to US$219.7 million, as it powers ahead despite an industry slump by expanding in mobile devices and better cost controls.
The sluggish global PC industry will receive a boost from the launch of Windows 8 devices and clearance of Windows 7 devices, but it will still face long-term challenges from other form factors and lack of innovation.