Acer chairman JT Wang says his company has set the goal to ship more than 40 million notebooks in 2010, up from an expected 30 million units this year. If the company succeeds, it may beat HP and become world's largest notebook vendor.
To achieve its goals, Acer will have to beat the market average in terms of shipment growth for the year. It will also face fierce competition from Hewlett-Packard (HP), which is also likely to cross the 40 million units mark in 2010, according to market watchers. The top-two vendors are also expected to widen the shipments gap between them and third-ranked Dell.
Earlier in the year, Acer forecast its 2010 notebook shipments could reach between 33 million and 37 million units, the sources indicated. But strong performance in the second half has given the company more confidence prompting it to raise its forecast to 40 million.