For the third consecutive year, Acer leads the worldwide Chromebook market in 2016 with a share of 28% and a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 33%, confirms a market research data from Gartner Inc.
Acer geared up predominantly in the Chromebook market segment ever since its first Chromebook, Acer C7 becoming a big hit. Acer continued to be at the forefront of Chromebook design and functionality 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).
A press release from Acer says, “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.”
Acer’s latest school editions, Acer Spin and Acer N7 are surely on the top edge, good enough to give a tough competition to its competitors like Samsung and HP. N7 endured rigorous testing to meet the demanding U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standard and it can handle up to 132 pounds (60kg). The touchscreen variant of N7-Acer C731T has an 11.6-inch IPS touch screen display. Both target the education market, and undoubtedly, doing well.
2017 might witness new, innovative and affordable competitive devices in the Chromebook market and Acer is sure to showcase a big show, considering its background. Let us know your comments if Acer is one of your favorites.