Posts Tagged ‘Acer’

PC Sales May Climb, Thanks to Businesses

The “Post-PC Era” headlines have screamed how the world is moving away from desktops and notebooks as smartphones and tablets take over. The reality: PC sales are actually positive over the last five years and could climb thanks to commercial spending.

Surprise! Chromebook Demand Rising Fast

A new report by ABI Research not only confirms growing demand for Google Chromebooks, but a sales pace that puts the Web-based devices on track to take a significant share of the market from Microsoft and Apple.

Vendors Reduce PC Shipment, Sales Forecast

According to a new report, the top PC manufacturers will likely reduce desktop and notebook shipments by as much as 9.5 percent in 2014 as consumer demand wanes for conventional hardware.

Acer Taps Intel Veteran as Latest CEO

Acer has rounded off a topsy turvy year by naming former Intel Corp. executive Jason Chen as its new chief executive – and this time it is convinced it has the right man.

Acer Late to Game With Cloud Services Play

Acer is late to the party with its new “Build Your Own Cloud” effort to steer the vendor closer to a more modern hardware, software and services model.

Acer CEO Resigns to Pave Way for New Era

J T Wang laments ‘harsh challenges’ of past few years as vendor plans global job cuts for 2014.

New Microsoft Channel Chief Says Surface Strategy Still Evolving

Microsoft’s new channel chief Phil Sorgen says the reason the Surface tablet isn’t broadly available to solution providers for resale is because Microsoft lacked a distribution strategy. While distribution is now in place, he says Microsoft is taking a “measured approach” to general channel availability.

The Golden Age of Microsoft Windows is Over

Microsoft next week will unveil Windows 8.1, an update to its latest operating system that will restore features demanded by customers. While Microsoft is trying to regain its relevance, longtime allies are cozying up to rivals, particularly Google. Perhaps the age of Windows dominance is over for good.

Acer Back in Black Despite Revenue Drop

Acer Inc.’s revenues shriveled by almost a fifth in 2013′s opening quarter but the embattled Taiwanese PC maker did manage to post a small post-tax profit after two years of losses.

IDC: Worst PC Sales in Recorded History

This year’s first quarter saw the steepest decline in PC shipments since records began, according to IDC, which partly blames Microsoft’s Windows 8 for slowing the market.