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Topic: Acer

Acer and former CEO trade barbs over Apple's iPad threat

05/11/2011, 01:05 am

Acer and recently ousted ex-CEO Gianfranco Lanci exchanged heated words this week over who was to blame for a slump in unit sales after Apple's iPad began cannibalizing the low-end PC market.

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Competitors to Apple's iPad risk issues with excess inventory

05/04/2011, 11:05 am

A large number of companies hope to take on Apple's iPad with their own tablets later this year, but the sheer number of options and limited consumer interest may lead to excess inventory.

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iPad retains 74% tablet market share as Apple sits among top 5 PC vendors

04/28/2011, 09:04 am

Apple's iPad accounted for 74 percent of tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2011, as combined Mac and iPad sales made Apple one of the top five PC vendors in the world by volume.

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US Mac sales grow 9.6% in Q1 2011 as rest of market drops 10.7%

04/13/2011, 05:04 pm

Apple's line of Mac computers saw great success in the U.S. in the first quarter of calendar 2011, growing 9.6 from 2010, while the rest of the American market fell 10.7 percent and netbook maker Acer tumbled 42.1 percent.

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'Unstable performance' of Android 3.0 seen as benefit to Apple's iPad

04/08/2011, 03:04 pm

Tablet makers who craft their own mobile operating system -- particularly Apple and its iOS -- stand to gain from the "unstable performance" of Google's tablet-centric Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb.

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Acer's Iconia Touchbook takes on iPad, MacBook Air using Windows 7

04/07/2011, 05:04 pm

The world's second largest PC maker Acer aimed at tapping into enthusiasm surrounding the iPad and MacBook Air with Iconia, its keyboard free, mobile touchscreen Windows PC notebook. The downside is that the product costs more than twice as much as the iPad and eats up a battery in less than three hours.

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PC sales start slow in 2011 while market is 'usurped' by Apple's iPad

04/05/2011, 08:04 am

Following a blockbuster start to sales for Apple's iPad 2, sources in the Far East PC supply chain have reportedly indicated that PC sales have seen "weak demand" to start 2011.

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Apple's success contributes to departure of Acer, Nokia, LG CEOs

04/01/2011, 08:04 am

The success of Apple's iPad has had a major impact on the netbook market, forcing the CEO of low-cost notebook maker Acer to resign. That follows the departures of top brass from two other Apple competitors, Nokia and LG.

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Acer to "overhaul operations" in the wake of Apple's iPad

03/30/2011, 04:03 pm

The founder of Acer, the second largest PC maker globally, has acknowledged that the company must overhaul its operations to focus on profit margins rather than market share in reaction to the success of Apple.

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Apple doubling orders for 'hot-selling' Macbook models, suppliers say

02/10/2011, 11:02 pm

Apple's Asian manufacturing partners have seen orders for popular Macbook models as much as double, while shipments of notebooks to other brand-name vendors have failed to meet expectations, a new report claims.

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Apple becomes No. 3 global PC maker with 241% growth, if iPad is included

01/26/2011, 08:01 am

With Mac and iPad sales combined, Apple computer sales grew 241 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2010, vaulting the company into third place in worldwide PC sales research, firm Canalys revealed on Wednesday.

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Classifying iPad as mobile PC makes Apple No. 3 worldwide manufacturer

12/07/2010, 02:12 pm

If the iPad is categorized as equivalent to a traditional laptop, Apple is the largest mobile PC seller in the U.S., and the third-largest worldwide.

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Acer unveils Windows, Android tablets to compete with Apple's iPad

11/24/2010, 09:11 am

The second-largest computer manufacturer in the world, Acer, is hedging its bets in the fight for tablet supremacy, with plans to take on the iPad with a 7-inch Android tablet, and two 10.1-inch devices -- one running Microsoft Windows.

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PC industry customer satisfaction again dominated by Apple

09/21/2010, 08:09 am

Apple remains the best in its class for customer service, with the Mac maker again leading all other PC makers for the seventh straight year, despite industry-wide improvement, according to a new study.

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Rivals and partners comment on Apple's recent moves

09/09/2010, 10:09 pm

Google, Intel and Acer have commented on Apple recently, with comments ranging from praise for its revised App Store policies, to criticism from the co-founder of Acer, which called Apple's products "mutant viruses."

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Acer exec says Apple's 'closed' iPad will drop to 20% market share

08/23/2010, 12:08 pm

The chairman of PC maker Acer has predicted that Apple's iPad will drop to just 20 percent of the total tablet market when competing options are introduced, due to the "closed platform" of the iOS operating system.

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iSuppli: Apple was only US PC maker to outgrow market in Q1 2010

06/04/2010, 03:06 pm

The greatest growth in the PC industry in the first quarter of 2010 came from overseas computer manufacturers, with one exception in the U.S.: Apple.

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HP plans to beat Apple iPad price, Microsoft Courier still in works

02/18/2010, 11:02 am

Apple's iPad announcement has not deterred PC competitors, as HP's forthcoming 3G-enabled "slate PC" will reportedly be competitively priced, and Microsoft is still working on its unannounced Courier dual-screen tablet.

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Apple's iTunes advantage keeps Acer from building iPad challenger

02/01/2010, 08:02 am

Citing the strength of iTunes and the App Store, the president of PC maker Acer said his company does not have plans to launch a touchscreen tablet to compete with the Apple iPad.

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Apple tops PC rivals in customer experience, but iTunes lags behind

01/13/2010, 08:01 pm

In a recent survey of customer experience, Apple ranked above its main competitors in the personal computing space, but consumers found iTunes to be behind rivals Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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