Tablets took the spotlight, but Acer still believes in Netbooks.
Acer still believes in netbooks despite the dent tablets left in sales especially in the United States. In an interview with Forbes, Acer senior product marketing and brand manager Eric Ackerson argues that there is still an opportunity for netbooks sales.
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The main argument is the low price point at around $250. Additionally netbooks are getting closer to notebook performance, which is in turn another problem for companies like Acer. Netbooks then eat into the higher priced notebook market. Either way you turn it, tablets take away market share from netbooks and notebooks.
I agree that netbooks will not go away soon, but lost their appeal. Netbooks are ideal low-budget computers and ideal first computers for kids. The main attention will be though on tablets this Holiday and Black Friday Sales Season.
The netbook shown above is the Acer Aspire One AOD255E selling for $251.98 on Amazon.