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Acer reportedly cutting netbook orders


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Focuses on CULV instead

Acer is apparently planning to place more emphasis on CULV-based notebooks, and it is cutting orders for some of its netbooks, made by ODM partners Compal and Quanta.

CULV-based products seem to offer higher margins, and high inventory levels of netbooks in Europe are another reason behind the decision. Acer is currently the top netbook vendor, with a 30 percent global market share.

According to Digitimes, Acer will start reducing netbook orders in June, and orders of some models will see a drop of more than 50 percent.

Acer has recently introduced the Timeline series of CULV-based notebooks in several form factors, and they are already on sale in some Asian markets.

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Last modified on 15 May 2009
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