Acer prez says Windows 8 ‘not successful’, lauds Chromebooks

Count Acer as being disillusioned with Windows 8, but seeing a future in Chrome. President Jim Wong says that Windows 8 “is still not successful,” while touting the benefits of Chrome notebooks, which he says already account for between 5 percent and 10 percent of Acer’s U.S. sales.

At 5 to 10 percent of Acer’s US sales, Chrome notebooks aren’t creating a tectonic change in the laptop market, but it’s interesting to see people getting used to the idea of a notebook running purely in the cloud.

  • JohnDoey

    Chrome OS systems simply don’t make sense in a world with $329 iPads.

    iPads do all the things that Chrome OS can do, plus iPads do hundreds of thousands of things that Chrome OS systems can’t do, including run the modern touch version of the Chrome OS browser.

    And iPads cost less, weigh less, have longer battery life, better build quality, and a much more responsive interface.