Acer wins massive Dell deal

Worth a cool $1 billion, and IBM in frame too

The organisers of the Taiwanese Computex trade fair are reporting that Acer has won a massive OEM deal with direct PC supplier Dell. According to the report, the value of the contract, which covers both desktop and notebook PCs, is worth nearly $1 billion for over one million systems. From the beginning of next year, Acer will ship 100,000 units a month to Dell, using its own worldwide distribution model. Earlier in the year, Acer struck a seven year OEM deal with IBM, while Dell and IBM also announced their intention to cooperate on PC infrastructure. ®

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