A focus on education is part of Acer's turnaround as it battles slumping sales in the rest of the PC sector and competition from Apple in schools.
Computer manufacturer Acer Inc has confirmed that it would offer a new mini-tablet for as little as $99 in several emerging markets.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, there can be no higher tribute to the influence of Apple than a walk around the Mobile World Congress.
It seems that the Â£200 (about R3 150) ultraportable Asus Eee PC can do no wrong. The size of a paperback, weighing less than a kilogram, with built-in Wi-Fi and using Flash memory instead of a hard drive for storage, the Eee PC has been winning positive comments from both reviewers and users.