Brussels, 27 February 2008
Acer is a global supplier of personal computers (PCs) and related products, including laptop and desktop personal computers, servers and storage, LCD monitors and high definition TVs. Packard Bell is a European supplier of desktops, notebooks and digital entertainment solutions.
The Commission’s examination showed that the proposed merger would entail horizontal overlaps for desktops and laptops, both for professionals and consumers, at the EEA and national levels. However, the market would remain competitive post-merger in all segments of the PC sector with established alternative suppliers such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Toshiba, Sony and Lenovo. Further information on this case will be available at