Acer is now the third largest maker of PCs worldwide after revealing its preliminary fiscal results for Q2 2012.
Regardless of its rapid rise on the rankings of the world’s top PC OEMs from fourth to third place, the Taiwanese consumer electronics giant unveiled small profits as it hardly accumulated $14.48 million, which still is an increase from the $11.2 million profit last quarter.
The financial result for the second quarter is also the second positive one since Q4 2011, when it suffered a $212 million loss on account of the world’s financial crisis.
Industry analysts think that OEMs such as Acer will do good from the Windows 8 launch, which is set to go public starting October 26.
Acer chairman and CEO JT Wang said that because of the “uncertainty of the Windows 8 ecosystem” the relatively larger growth expectations in the second quarter reduced to a “medium growth”.
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