Acer sets sights on UAE and GCC region.


Acer has set its sights on developing its operations in the UAE and GCC region, with a strong focus on the gaming and thin and light notebooks segments, Emmanuel Fromont, Acer president for the EMEA region, told to source.

According to the statistics reported by GFK, the company currently enjoys a market share of 21.5 percent in the gaming segment in the UAE. However, Fromont revealed that the company is also looking to expand and strengthen its presence in other segments.

"We are also invested in the growth in the education sector and currently offer solutions with Microsoft OS products or with Chrome OS products. We have already delivered more than 50,000 Chromebooks to schools in the UAE in the past nine months," he said.

Speaking on the latest trends in the market right now, Fromont revealed that, globally, the PC market has fared well. "The latest trends indicate that the commercial segment is on the rise, while the consumer market is a bit more challenging. The commercial sector is driven by Windows 7 EOL, and a move from desktops to notebooks. For the consumer sector, there has been an uptake in the gaming...

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