Acer Executive Says Windows 8 Is Still Not Successful, Praises Chromebook Sales

Acer President Jim Wong said in an interview to Bloomberg at the company headquarters that Google Chrome-based PCs accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer’s U.S. shipments since being released there in November. He also told that Windows 8 is not successful which is evident from the decreased PC sales.

“Windows 8 itself is still not successful,” said Wong, whose company posted a 28 percent drop in fourth-quarter shipments from a year earlier. “The whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful or not.”

“You saw that all the marketing and promotions were not as broad as Windows 8, so to reach this success is encouraging,”

I really don’t understand the Chromebook market because for the same price as a Chromebook, you can buy a Windows 7/Windows 8 based PC. What do you think?

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Source: Bloomberg 

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