Acer Blames Poor Performance by Vista for Lowered Profit Projections

Kachina Shaw

PC maker Acer is not too happy with Microsoft. Its chairman, J.T. Wang, has revised the company's forecasted profits for computer sales this year, blaming Windows Vista's unsatisfactory software compatibility, according to a piece at the INQUIRER. The new forecasts call for 30 percent up to 40 percent growth, as opposed to upwards of 40 percent previously predicted. (2006's 14 million PCs shipped by the firm represented 39 percent growth.)


Wang told shareholders that he remains optimistic about shipment growth, but that Vista needs more time to gain its foothold among consumers than he originally believed, says this Forbes piece.

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Jun 26, 2007 2:59 AM Alex Redman Alex Redman  says:
Maybe ACER is not enjoying the growth they desire because they have not even sent out the Vista upgrades to any of their clients who bought into ACER systems before Vista came out, and were guaranteed early Vista.It's been MONTHS AND MONTHS and no one has rec'd their ACER upgrades. Oh well, I guess ACER had their chance to do the right thing and dropped the ball.Serves them right. Reply

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