Acer: Global netbook shipments to double this year

Posted on Wednesday, April 08 2009 @ 21:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Acer told the press it expects global netbook shipments will double this year. The Taiwanese computer vendor estimates its sales of notebook and netbook computers will rise 35-40 percent in the second quarter of this year, even as desktop computer shipments are expected to drop 5-10 percent.
cer Inc., the world's third-largest computer maker, said on Wednesday it expects its PC shipments to grow 25-30 percent in the current quarter from the year before, fuelled by a surge in portable computing devices.

The company said it expects its notebooks and low-cost netbook PC shipments to rise 35-40 percent, even as its desktop PC shipments were likely to drop 5-10 percent.

The strong growth comes as portable PCs are forecast to surpass desktops in terms of unit sales for the first time this year, according to IDC.

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