Acer Is Expanding Their Android and Chromebook Line Instead Of Windows Line

Posted Aug 9, 2013

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.