Intel have a lot riding on the success of the Ultrabook platform this year, and they seem to have the backing of Acer. They are planning to release their second generation Ultrabook models in Q2 this year and are bringing even more models to market in Q3.
Company chairman JT Wang says they should have between 25-25 percent of its total notebook shipments based around the Ultrabook this year.
Their first Ultrabook, the Aspire S3 gathered around 250,000 to 300,000 unit sales in the first quarter after it was launched and they claim that sales of their Aspire S5 tablet PC should be even better.
Sales have been quite slow in America and Europe, but Acer expect good sales figures in Thailand, Southeast Asia market, Brazil and The Philippines.
Acer expect a 10% sales growth this year.