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Acer: We'll Overtake HP in Laptops By End of Year

"We have responded faster than our competitors to the demand in the market," the Wall Street Journal cites Wang as saying. "We are one of a very few that is able to respond to the market when demand stabilized in the latter part of the second quarter because we were prepared."

The WSJ report quotes Acer boss JT Wang as saying that, despite negative impact from the economic woes in Europe and wage increases in China, he expects the company to surpass HP to become the number one laptop vendor before the year is out.

JT Wang made his prediction to shareholders following news that in the first quarter of this year, Acer sold 9.49 million laptops worldwide, just a little more than the 9.47 million units sold by HP. Wang went on to say demand would ramp up in September, for the back-to-school season, and then again when the holidays hit.

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  • chickenhoagie
    I'm sorry to say, but acer does not make quality laptops. they're about staying cheap and *plastic-like*. Thus, selling laptops for Acer is much easier to accomplish, as most consumers don't even know what quality means, only price.
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  • tayb
    I laugh at the notion that HP has anything to do with quality. Their laptops are crap.
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  • amk09
    Tayb speaks the truth.

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  • polly the parrot
    amk09Tayb speaks the truth.
    I second that notion.
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  • ubernoobie
    Good luck LOL
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  • thesupermedium
    I've been around HP's customer service a few times, and I'm at least happy to hear someone speaking clear english. However, the product "quality" is relatively similar.

    However, a friend of mine was completely rejected for a replacement hard drive a month after getting his Acer laptop. Funny how the poster behind the CEO says "we hear you"
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  • shovenose
    polly the parrotI second that notion.me too!
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  • lauxenburg
    chickenhoagiehp is more about quality with its laptops than acer is. I'm sorry to say, but acer does not make quality laptops. they're about staying cheap and *plastic-like*. Thus, selling laptops for Acer is much easier to accomplish, as most consumers don't even know what quality means, only price. HP's $1,000 laptops will always be better than what acer sells
    Agreed. I had one die on me in 4 months. I thought I would give them another try. Died in 14 months. Ridiculous. Now I have an Acer, and happy. =)
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  • lauxenburg
    taybI laugh at the notion that HP has anything to do with quality. Their laptops are crap.
    I mean to quote this comment. Not the above one.

    Agreed. I had one die on me in 4 months. I thought I would give them another try. Died in 14 months. Ridiculous. Now I have an Acer, and happy. =)
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  • Just buy a Dell then, best thing you can get for the money now.
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