updated 04:50 am EST, Thu March 3, 2011
First to re-start shipments after flaw detected
Acer has taken less than two weeks to turn around notebooks affected by the Intel Sandy Bridge chipset flaw. According to a report by Digitimes, Acer is already shipping the flaw free notebooks to its retail channels globally. It is the first manufacturer to have re-started shipping Sandy Bridge-based notebooks after being forced to recall those that it had already shipped before the flaw was detected.
Acer received the fixed Sandy Bridge chipsets on February 17 and was able to start shipping unaffected notebook by February 23. Acer aims to ship 40 to 45 notebooks in 2011 and believes that the Intel architecture with its faster performance and lower power consumption critical to driving sales growth.
Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin also told Digitimes that Acer's revamped Timeline range would soon see a release. They are a refinement of the ultra-thin design that was a feature of the first generation of its popular Timeline notebooks.
Lin also confirmed that Acer would start launching its new line of tablets in March or April in Taiwan. Overseas markets should see models arriving in a similar timeframe.