Every time Acer manufactures a Windows device, it comes at the opportunity cost of manufacturing Android-based devices instead. Since Acer is seeing a slow-down in demand for Windows-based machines, Acer has decided to focus more on Chromebook and Android devices.
“We are trying to grow our non-Windows business as soon as possible. Android is very popular in smartphones and dominant in tablets? I also see a new market there for Chromebooks,” stated Acer President Jim Wang.
Wang is predicting that Chromebooks and Android-based smartphones/tablets will comprise of around 11% of their company’s revenues by the end of the year and will likely grow to as much as 30% by 2014.