Acer Pulls Back on PC Builds

While Acer may have passed its larger rival Dell in netbook shipments in Q1, the victory may be short-lived. Supply chain checks indicate that Acer is pulling back on PC builds for Q2. Plus, the computer processors behind netbooks saw a 33 percent decline in shipments last quarter.

Acer may have passed Dell in netbook shipments in Q1, but supply chain checks indicate the PC maker is pulling back on manufacturing orders with ODMs.
That could spell troubling news for netbooks in Q2. Already an IDC report earlier this week indicated that the computer processors behind netbooks -- Intel Atom -- saw shipments drop by 33 percent in Q1, indicating the supply chain may have filled itself with chip inventory for the mini-notebooks.

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