Acer Incorporated (icon|Ë|eÉª|s|Ér; lit. Hongqi Corporation) (ACID, 2353) is a multinational information technology and electronics corporation headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Acer's products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals. It also provides e-business services to businesses, governments and consumers.
In the early 2000s, Acer implemented a new business model, shifting from a manufacturer to a designer, marketer and distributor of products, while performing production processes via contract manufacturers.In addition to its core business, Acer also owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan.