“Acer’s significantly lowered estimates include full-size notebooks as well, part suppliers divulged Monday night,” Electronista reports.
“The PC builder is now planning to drop its total notebook shipments from 6.4 million to 5.4 million,” Electronista reports. “About 80 percent of the drop slipped out to Digitimes is the original netbook plan, but 20 percent will come from regular portables.”
Electronista reports, “The lowered notebook shipments can largely be blamed on the iPad. Apple’s tablet has been mostly blamed for a steep drop in netbook sales for Microsoft as a whole as users either bought an iPad instead or decided to replace an existing netbook with [an iPad] instead.”
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