29 Apr '13, 6am
Acer, Asustek to launch new Chromebooks in 2H13 - DigiTimes..
Acer, Asustek to launch new Chromebooks in 2H13 Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 29 April 2013] Acer and Asustek Computer are optimistic about the long-term prospects of Chromebooks and plan to release new models in the second half of 2013, during which Google is expected to aggressively promote the platform it has developed, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Acer used to ship 150,000-200,000 units of its existing US$199 11.6-inch Chromebook - which features a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron processor, a 320GB hard disc drive (HDD) and 100GB Google Drive cloud storage - monthly, but the volume dropped to only 20,000-30,000 units in January 2013, which prompted the vendor to halt related shipment plans for the second half of 2013, the sources said. However, Acer has recently resumed its Chromebook project and will release a new 11.6-inch model in Ju...