Acer back out of the tablet market

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acer logo.jpgSick of seeing every tech company trying to jump onto the tablet bandwagon? Sensibly, Acer look to be leaving that market area to Apple and co.

Scott Lin, Acer Taiwan president, has said that it is unlikely his company will be developing a tablet of their own. “Apple has built its business out of carving its own niche, which means that while Apple could see success with devices like the iPad, other players are unlikely to be able to replicate its result simply by copying,” Lin noted.

Lin did stress that producing a tablet “would not pose any technical challenges for Acer”, but that their focus lies elsewhere, namely on notebooks.

“For 2010, Acer expects its large-size traditional notebooks to account for 50-60% of total notebook shipments with netbook at around 20% and ultra-thin notebooks about 20-30%. Acer will also push notebooks with a thickness of less than 2cm as a major product for 2010” Lin revealed, stating that the iPad is targeting a very different consumer group to that of notebooks and netbooks.

Via: DigiTimes

Gerald Lynch

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