What I don't understand...
...the only remarkable product Acer had in recent years was their netbook series. If I was Acer I'd focus on that and try to explore the market.
However what Acer did was to market it towards consumers which are now fleeing towards tablets. If Acer was to bring out a version of their netbooks for professionals, they'd have a rather lucrative niche.
So they compete with identical products on identical markets. The only thing that could count would be reputation, but that's never been particularly good with Acer.