IN BRIEF: Acer Plans to Sell 10 Million Netbooks in 2009

Acer Expects Tangible Netbook Market Growth

by Anton Shilov
02/19/2009 | 11:48 PM

According to information that cites sources from Acer Group, the company plans to sell 10 million of netbooks in 2009. Officials for the company do not hide the fact that the firm is tremendously interested in boosting sales of its inexpensive mobile computers, moreover, the company will improve those machines to attract new customers.

 

Scott Lin, general manager of Acer Taiwan, said that his company, after witnessing sales of its first Acer One 8.9” netbook PC incredibly hit 5 million units in approximately six months, has planned to further investigate and focus on the market for 10.1” models in 2009, reports Taiwan Economic News. According to Mr. Lin, 10.1” models are estimated to account for 70% of the total netbook PC sales and will be mainstream in the product lineup this year.

Global sales of netbooks are estimated at between 25 million and 30 million units this year, according to market tracking firms, with Acer expected to contribute between 12 million and 15 million units, reports Taiwan Economic News. To sum up, netbook PC will serve as a main growth drive for the shipment performance in 2009.