Acer: we're not phasing out netbooks

PC maker denies reports coming out of Taiwan

Acer reaffirms its love for all things cheap and laptop shaped.

Acer has moved to kill off reports coming out of Taiwan that it’s phasing out netbooks at the same time as unleashing tablets packing Intel’s very latest Core processors. A sales manager in Taiwan had claimed that Acer was finally ready to admit that tablets had gazumped netbooks.

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In a statement, Acer followed some fluff about its mobility strategy by saying, “…the range of devices available to users is getting wider and tablets are just another piece of the mosaic. Therefore, they will find their space next to netbooks and notebooks.”

That’s about as clear as it can get, but no doubt the company won’t be best pleased about having to explain its plans after a loose-lipped exec offered an alternative viewpoint. The statement also cleared up any confusion about those new Intel tablets too, saying there were no plans for any release of such devices soon.

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