TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to recent data from market research firm Gartner, Acer led the worldwide Chromebook market in 2016 with a share of 28%1 and saw year-on-year (YoY) growth of 33%1.
Acer has made huge strides in the segment since the introduction of its first Chromebook, exemplified by its leading worldwide Chromebook market share positions in 2014 and 2015. Acer has continued its success in 2016, marking three consecutive years of leadership in this segment.
In 2011 Acer launched its first Chromebook, the Acer C7, and was among the first companies to offer the Chrome OS devices. Since then, Acer has continued to be at the forefront of Chromebook design and functionality as demonstrated by its merits in offering the first Chromebook with 14-hour battery life (Acer Chromebook 14), a large 15.6-inch screen (Acer Chromebook 15), a compact 13.3-inch convertible form factor (Chromebook R 13) and Vibrant Corning® Gorilla® Glass (Acer Chromebook 14 for Work).
Today Acer has the most complete Chromebook portfolio on the market. It currently offers Chromebooks with screen sizes ranging from 11- to 15-inch, and come with an array of different forms and specifications to meet the unique needs of consumers, schools and businesses, such as models with premium all-metal housings, convertible form factors and military-grade construction for added durability in school settings.
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
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1 Gartner Market Share: Final PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, All Countries, 4Q16, 2017/02/14