Following news that Samsung will axe its netbook products, Acer vice president Scott Lin revealed his company will not give up on netbooks because the strong volume still makes it worthwhile. Last quarter Acer shipped 1.7 million netbooks, while Asus had sales of over 1.2 million. Samsung was the third largest netbook maker with shipments totaling 840,000 units.
Commenting on the recent rumors that Korea-based Samsung Electronics will stop producing 10.1-inch netbooks in the first quarter of 2012, leaving the netbook market to the top-2 players Acer and Asustek, Acer vice president Scott Lin pointed out that Acer will not give up the netbook market.
Lin pointed out that several emerging markets such as China, India and Indonesia still have strong demand for netbooks and the company will continue to target these markets as their focus for netbooks.