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Posts tagged “Acer”

October 22, 2012

Premium Lock Slowing sales hit No. 4 PC maker Acer; profits plunge

Acer Acer's shipment decline for the quarter was wider than the overall market as the company's sales of Ultrabooks, light notebooks that mimic Apple's MacBook Air, failed to meet expectations. The release of Windows 8 this month may not be enough to spur sales growth in the coming quarter.

August 31, 2012

Premium Lock Taiwan rivals could create world's No. 1 PC manufacturer

Acer A potential buyout of Acer by Asustek would create the world's No. 1 PC seller ahead of current leader HP and No. 2 Lenovo.

Updated August 27, 2012

Premium Lock Research firm slahes PC sales forecast through 2016

Global computer shipments will climb less than previously forecast this year amid a weak economy and as buyers await new models, research firms IDC and iSupply say.

PC sales projections PC sales projections

Updated August 14, 2012

Premium Lock Apple expands dominance in tablet market

Apple's market share climbed to 69.6 percent in the quarter from 58.1 percent in the previous three-month period, according to a report Tuesday from IHS iSuppli

Apple's iPad Apple's iPad

July 13, 2012

Premium Lock Lenovo keeps charging as it narrows gap on No. 1 HP

The "preliminary numbers demonstrate that more and more customers recognize the value of Lenovo products and trust the Lenovo brand," a spokesperson says. "While challenges remain in the PC market, Lenovo has continued to achieve balanced results worldwide, and believes that there is room for profitable growth in this industry. "

Lenovo's growing product lineup Lenovo's growing product lineup

Updated July 12, 2012

Premium Lock Lenovo nearly catches HP as No. 1 PC company

Lenovo's Yoga after flip to tablet Lenovo is just .2 of a percentage point behind HP in global PC market share after a 15 percent surge in growth in the second quarter, a research firm says. Another company also shows Lenovo less than a percentage point behind.

Updated May 3, 2012

Premium Lock Tablet challenge: In PC world counting 'pads,' Lenovo trails HP, Apple

Lenovo is not the world's No. 2 PC maker when "pads" or tablets such as the iPad are counted, says research firm Canalys. HP is No. 1 overall with Apple second, but Lenovo's sales continue to surge.

Lenovo's Yoga after flip to tablet Lenovo's Yoga after flip to tablet

April 13, 2012

Premium Lock HP shows signs of recovery from PC flip-flop fallout

HP HP is in the midst of a turnaround effort under a new chief, former eBay Inc. CEO Meg Whitman. Her predecessor, Leo Apotheker, wanted to sell or spin off the PC business, a plan that contributed to his ouster in September after 11 months on the job. Whitman decided a month later to keep the unit, despite the growing competitive challenge the PC industry faces from smartphones and tablet computers.

April 12, 2012

Premium Lock Global PC shipments top expectations; Lenovo surges

Lenovo's shipments climb 28 percent and 44 percent over last year, based on statistics from two research firms. HP remains the leader in market share over Lenovo.

Lenovo's growing product lineup Lenovo's growing product lineup

March 8, 2012

Premium Lock PC sales will be 'weak' in 2012, research firm says

Gartner forecasts a 4.4 percent growth in PC sales this year with competition from tablets and smartphones increasing.

Lenovo's U300 Ultrabook Lenovo's U300 Ultrabook

Updated May 11, 2011

Premium Lock Acer, Samsung to offer Google 'Chromebooks'

New laptop models will run on Google-designed software, run its Chrome browser. Acer is world's No. 3 PC maker, just ahead of Lenovo.

Introducing Google OS laptops Introducing Google OS laptops

April 19, 2011

Premium Lock Acer cuts PC forecast - Will Lenovo rise to No. 3 globally?

Lenovo's new covertible tablet     Taiwan-based Acer has sliced its computer shipment forecast again, and Lenovo will pass its rival if its sales remain flat, The Financial Times reports.

Updated April 14, 2011

Premium Lock Lenovo 'significantly outperformed' rivals in Q1

The LePad unveiled at CES   Reports from research firms IDC and Gartner show that the world's No. 4 PC maker increased shipments sharply while the top three firms decreased. As Lenovo embraces tablets, smart phones and a new marketing plan, are better days ahead?

Updated April 14, 2011

Premium Lock Tablets' popularity hurting PC sales - not Lenovo

Global personal computer sales delince in first quarter, two research firms report.

The iPad 2    The iPad 2

January 13, 2011

Premium Lock 2010 in PC industry: 'Tale of the Tablet' - and Lenovo

Sales of iPads are affecting global PC sales, but Lenovo still grows 37.3 percent for the year and strengthens its hold on the No. 4 position in global sales behind HP, Acer and Dell.

One of Lenovo's newest laptops One of Lenovo's newest laptops

November 15, 2010

Premium Lock Acer takes aim at Lenovo in battle for China market share

Acer The world’s No. 2 PC maker has failed twice to make inroads in a market dominated by Lenovo. Will this attempt be different?

Updated November 1, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo to build $100M plant in western China

A Lenovo Edge The world's No. 4 PC maker faces increasing competition on its home turf and is stepping up its own sales efforts in China's rural areas.

Updated October 14, 2010

Premium Lock Strong quarter boosts Lenovo’s global market share

Lenovo's growth continues Analysis firms IDC, Gartner both report that the world’s No. 4 PC maker is growing fast with shipments up more than 30 percent from a year ago.

October 14, 2010

Premium Lock Apple rivals take a market hit from its new iPad

iPad sales are soaring Global PC sales don’t meet analysts’ expectations due in part to iPad as well as overall drag of dreary economy.

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