By: Flor Wang and Jeffrey Wu
In the first three quarters of the year, Acer beat out Apple Inc. by about 2 percentage point in the Taiwan market for ultra-portable laptops — those that are thinner than 18 millimeters, according to the recent survey by a global research firm that asked not to be named.
On Tuesday, Acer unveiled several new products in Taiwan, such as its 14-inch Swift 5 ultra-thin & lightweight laptop lineup, a new luxury 1.2-kg Porsche Design Acer Book RS laptop, and the new Enduro series of rugged laptops and tablets.
A model displays one of Acer's new Enduro tablets at Tuesday's product launch event. CNA photo Nov. 3, 2020
The new releases are part of the company's efforts to secure a larger share of its home market amid higher demand for remote work devices, which is being driven by COVID-19 pandemic protocols. [FULL STORY]