Acer Looks to Refocus Business Model Going Forward
Acer is planning to change things up and begin to increase focus on creating products that are "beyond the PC." The company will close down the eMachines division while refocusing the Gateway and Packard Bell divisions. Acer acquired all three companies in 2007 as part of its purchase of Gateway for $710 million. Some possible new products for Gateway and Packard Bell include tablets, smart TVs, and media streaming boxes. Acer spokeswoman Lisa Emard said, "As computing devices are used in new ways, both on the go and throughout the home, Gateway and Packard Bell will adapt their product portfolios to meet these needs."