Acer certainly isn’t going to sit back and relax at where they are at the moment, having some pretty lofty targets for the year ahead. It seemed that at a February 8 press conference, the Taiwanese company intends to ship 40 to 45 million notebooks as well as 5 million smartphones worldwide, and these figures shouldn’t be too hard to achieve as long as demand in the US and Europe hold out while newfound wealth in China will help contribute to the bottomline. What about the Sandy Bridge issue? Well, Sandy Bridge-based models make up around 20% of its notebooks shipped which will be shipping in Q1 2011, and with corrected chipsets arriving next week, Intel’s recently announced defect issue will only affect its first-quarter consolidated revenues by a mere 1-2%. Time to get some Acer stock, perhaps?