Acer cuts laptop shipments in Apple iPad’s post-PC world

“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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  1. I love my Acer Notebook, and I’ve never had any problems with it. The notebook is light, easy to use and it has been great as I’ve been working my way through school. Something that I love is that I can go to the acer parts store, and present them with any questions or issues that have come up and they have answers for me. And not only do they have answers, but they are super happy to help me with my questions.

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