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As if Gartner and IDC's data wasn't enough, Acer (ASIYF.PK) is providing more reason to be...

As if Gartner and IDC's data wasn't enough, Acer (ASIYF.PK) is providing more reason to be worried about PC demand. The Taiwanese OEM is slashing its 2012 PC shipment growth forecast to 5% from 10%, citing macro concerns and a more cautious stance on Windows 8's (MSFT) adoption. An Acer spokesman adds the iPad's popularity has made distributors more cautious about building up Windows 8 hardware inventory. There are already concerns PC demand will weaken ahead of the OS' launch.
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  • Bear Bait
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    I may no be your typical customer; but, since I started reading about Windows 8 a couple of months ago, I made the decision I would not replace my aging PC until the new Windows OS is on it. I might even wait to make sure it's not another Vista!
    13 Jul 2012, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • MICHAELIRISH131
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    Tablets are the new netbook/notebook. Windows 8 is not the issue.. ICS for android and $99 to $199 pricepoints. Acer is struggling with commitment.
    13 Jul 2012, 12:08 PM Reply Like
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