LAS VEGAS--Acer is banking that the cloud will give the company an edge when pushing its line of Ultrabooks.
Chairman J.T. Wang wasted no time talking up AcerCloud, a service that allows the company's customers to sync files between a Windows-based device and Android devices.
"We're determined to make it very successful and sustainable," Wang said.
In July, the company acquired a cloud-services provider called iGware for $325 million, to help it build AcerCloud.
Cloud services will play a big part in the ultrabooks, Wang said. He added that AcerCloud wouldn't have worked without its Always Connect technology. AcerCloud will get three apps to start: Clear.fi Photo, Clear.fi Media, and AcerCloud Docs.
It's unclear how Acer's proprietary file-sharing service will fare against services like Dropbox, which work independently of proprietary vendors. Other major technology companies, such as Apple and Amazon, have already invested heavily in cloud services.