"Tablets can't offer the performance a power user is looking for. There is a clear difference between this type of high-end notebook and a tablet. "
The N Series is essentially a desktop machine with portability, offering serious graphics and high-level sound output."
Recent analyst intelligence shows demand for notebooks, desktops slumped again in Q2. Analysts predict tablet sales will soon outstrip PCs.
Acer, who announced a $19m loss for H1 today
, predicts Android tablets, mobiles and Chromebooks will drive growth, citing lack of confidence surrounding Windows platform.
Android-based PC sales will account for 10%-12% of revenues by the end of this year, predicts Acer President Jim Wang.
"For the PC industry, I haven't seen light at the end of the tunnel," he said.