Well, this settles that! Earlier in the week, there were a number of
reports that stated Acer's intentions to phase out netbooks in favor of a
-filled future, but the company seems so serious about miniature
notebooks that they're issuing a statement of their own to debunk those
claims. Acer has made clear that mobility continues to be a part of
their DNA, and while they're obviously embracing the form factor of
tablets, they aren't quite done with netbooks yet.
We're also told that the company realizes that the computer market is
changing, but rather than believing in slates to take the place of
netbooks, Acer thinks they can both survive in a world obsessed with
portability. In fact, they make clear that users can't have all of their
mobile needs met by a single product, and while the company does offer a
tablet, a 7" Android tablet and a 10.1" Windows 7-based
But there's no end in sight for Acer
netbooks, and honestly we're
pleased to hear it. While tablets are definitely useful, they lack a
real keyboard, and they are generally less practical for completing
"real work." This world's big enough for both categories, and Acer plans
on supporting them both.
Acer to increase its presence on mobile market investing on tablet devices: netbooks will be not phased out
Manno, January 19th 2011 – According to recent statement from Sales Manager based in Taiwan, Acer Inc. confirms that the company is not aiming to phase out netbooks in favor of tablets.
Mobility, which has always been part of Acer’s DNA, finds a new form of expression in the range of tablets on offer, which feature various display sizes and models designed to fit different kinds of usage scenarios. Acer recognizes that the computer market is changing: As PCs are no longer used to only create content but are more and more becoming consumption tools, new devices and new form factors are appearing. This means the range of devices available to users is getting wider and tablets are just another piece of the mosaic. Therefore they will find their space next to netbooks and notebooks, without taking over.
Technological developments are changing the way we interact with devices. No longer a single product but a multitude of instruments with diverse form factors and display sizes designed to meet the specific connection need of that particular moment, allowing the digital individual to stay connected and interact with his world, anytime, anywhere.
Acer’s offer includes a 10.1” Android tablet, for a superb mobile and home entertainment experience, a 7” Android Tablet, the quintessence of mobility and a 10.1” Windows Tablet for the maximum of versatility in a tablet form factor. For the moment devices based on Sandy Bridge are not foreseen yet.