Oh man, Acer and Windows, again. Try what it may the Taiwanese company just can’t seem to get excited by Microsoft’s latest and greatest. They seem to be alright with Chromebook, though.
The company’s president, Jim Wong, talking to Bloomberg was of the view that the release of Windows 8 in late October did not help the PC industry to bounce back. Reasons enough to say that the new OS is not yet successful, it seems:
“Windows 8 itself is still not successful. The whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful or not.
You saw that all the marketing and promotions were not as broad as Windows 8, so to reach this success is encouraging.”
For better or for worse (worse, most probably) Jim Wong seems like one of those folks who believe success is something that is defined from the first day. A lot of things took their time to achieve triumph, in fact, most things do.
I am sure a few people considered the mouse as a failure when it was first released, thinking it will never be able to take a place alongside keyboards as far as computer input was concerned.
While a success story from day one that would have contributed to a recovery of the PC industry would have been welcome by all, but most analysts believe that things should only get better this year.
Still, one thing that Acer is electrified about it Google’s Chrome powered PC. According to him, Chromebook accounted for anywhere between 5 and 10 percent of Acer’s United States shipments since release in November.
Obviously, measuring success in percentages is one thing, but whatever floats one’s root beer.