Acer chairman J.T. Wang is optimistic about the future and told WSJ that he expects Acer will become the top notebook vendor for 2010.
This optimism isn't quite baseless, mind you. According to the Journal, Gartner numbers show that Acer already managed to ship more laptops than HP globally in the first quarter. Pulling off the same feat for the next three quarters isn't a huge stretch.
Wang has other reasons to be optimistic, as well. He noted, "We are one of a very few that is able to respond to the market when demand stabilized in the latter part of the second quarter because we were prepared." Acer's revenue will grow by 10-15% between this quarter and the next because of better-than-expected sales in some countries, Wang believes.