Asustek has jumped ahead of Gateway computers to become the #10 company for shipment of notebooks in the world and Acer leaps over Fujitsu to become the #5 maker of notebook sales. Fujitsu is now #6 and Gateway #11. Acer has announced it will assault the U.S. market this year in an effort to climb over IBM and gain #3 spot for notebooks shipped.
Acer is charging into the U.S. market with one of the biggest and baddest desktop replacements yet. Introducing the new Acer Aspire 1710 with an Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Processor, 120GB 7200RPM Hard Drive, 802.11g Wi-Fi, 17" display, 1GB RAM and 16lbs of weight. Heavy numbers in all respects
Notebook computers with 64-bit processors could become mainstream within one or two years, ushering the industry into a new era and heralding a new battle among leading notebook vendors, according to sources at Taiwanese notebook makers. Acer will soon release the Aspire 1500 in Europe and HP and Asustek will follow in the next few months with their own AMD Athlon 64 processor based notebooks.
Acer and Microsoft will jointly call a meeting early this month to discuss and set strategies to further promote sales of Tablet PCs around the world, according to sources at Acer. Acer will offer an in-depth development plan aiming to boost sales of Tablet PCs in the six selected markets of Australia, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the US to around 20% of the notebook market in 2004, the sources said.
Taiwan-based Acer said yesterday it will battle Dell and other giant rivals on sales of IT products with a new channel business model that can help Acer garner 40% growth in sales every year for the next few years.
Taiwan's largest personal computer maker, Acer, said on Wednesday that notebook PC shipments will rise as much as 40 percent in the fourth quarter, with similar growth next year, as global demand picks up.
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