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Acer sees sales boost from Windows 7

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Nov 2009 18:38 User comments (4)

Acer sees sales boost from Windows 7 Acer Inc., the world's second largest PC manufacturer, located in Taiwan, has revealed that the launch of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 7 operating system has been positive for year-end PC sales, with gains meeting expectations. Chairman & CEO of Acer Group Gianfranco Lanci said the company is keeping its quarterly revenue outlook and maintaining a 15 percent sales growth target for the coming year.
"When we saw the features of Windows 7, we already knew that it would be good for demand," Lanci told reporters on Thursday. "We have no plans to revise." Acer is the market leader in low-cost netbooks and laptop PCs. It expects sales to stay flat from the previous quarter and expects sales to rise 25 percent from the last year.

Acer's competitors, including Dell Inc and Hewlett-Packard, also experienced sales growth after the launch of Microsoft's latest operating system. Acer reported a quarterly net profit of $108 million last month, a rise of 14 percent from the previous year. It expects to ship 42 million units in the netbook market in 2010, which would represent a growth of 50 percent.

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4 user comments

127.11.2009 4:05

Not surprised. Windows 7 is great; a step up from Vista (which wasn't bad! Well, only if you didn't use it...) and a HUGE leap from XP (quit clinging to that dinosaur!). Good competitor to OSX (which DOES have issues!)

*awaits fanboy attack*

227.11.2009 10:21

the Acer I bought is not worth it. It does not indicate whether or not the capital letters is on or off and you cannot disable the touchpad. After hours and hours of so called tech support they told me I would have to use their advanced tech support which would cost the earth. I warn against these computers.

327.11.2009 11:19

I have been hearing a lot of positive things from Win7 users, even those on meager hardware setups. Will be interesting to see how fast MS can sweep this Vista thing under the rug.

427.11.2009 15:13

Their laptops are in my experience miserable unless you get one of their high end ones. I infact just bought an Acer 20" LCD today for black friday. Purchased for 79.99, and it's normally 120 or more online. And it's also a great monitor so far. They are just like any other company, they have their ups and downs. Although Microsoft will probably bring out some new fee for using Windows 7 and all that profit will be lost...

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