Acer says Windows 7 good for sales

By A Bisht

According to Taiwan's Acer Inc, the world's No.2 PC maker, Microsoft Corp's Windows 7 operating system launch last month, will show positively on year-end PC sales, though the gains were within expectations.

The company is keeping its quarterly revenue outlook and maintaining a 15 percent sales growth target for next year.


Sales growth for 2010_______________15 percent

The company expects 50 percent growth in the global netbook market to 42 million units in 2010.

Sales in October-December quarter are to stay flat sequentially and rise 25 percent Year on Year (Compared to the Oct-Dec quarter 2008).

Acer had reported net profit of $108 million last month, for Jul-Sep quarter, up 14 percent from a year earlier. --------