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.