Acer is committed to making netbooks, despite tablets overtaking netbook sales and the increasing popularity of lightweight ultrabooks.
Digitimes reported that Acer Vice President Scott Lin said the company will focus on bringing netbooks to emerging markets such as China, India, and Indonesia - places where cheap laptops are still in high demand. Even if netbooks aren't as profitable per device, Lin notes that the sheer volume of orders in these areas could make up for the difference.
This news comes amidst rumors that Samsung is abandoning netbooks in favour of making Ultrabooks, a move which will leave netbook-making to just Acer and Asus.
Acer has a good reason to keep on spitting out netbooks: it's currently the number one netbook maker, with 22% of the market and 1.7 million netbook sales in the last quarter - half a million more units than Asus sold (16% market share).
With fewer people buying netbooks these days, it's no wonder many industry analysts have predicted the end of the netbook era. But now it appears that you'll still be ale to pick up Acer netbooks for the foreseeable future. Together with price drops and deals, they're still a great value for many people.
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