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[AT] Acer CEO: We're Going to Stop Selling Cheap, Unprofitable Crap.

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http://allthingsd.com/20111207/acer-ceo-were-going-to-stop-selling-cheap-unprofitable-crap/
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Acer CEO J.T. Wang has settled on a turnaround strategy for the company, one that will return it to profitability after two consecutive quarters of net losses. Acer is going to pin its hopes on the ultrabook.

And it’s going to stop peddling affordable but poorly made hardware.

I can't think of one person I know who bought an Acer product. Their customer service is the absolute worst in the industry.
Just hearing the name makes shudder.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 12/8/11 at 8:27am
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I seriously thought that said AMD at first....
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Two of my friends and I all have Acer monitors with no problems in 5+ years.
    
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i had a acer laptop before, after a year i couldnt play any game at all, it would crash. Not going to buy anything from them again. Asus and MSI the way to go.
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Wasn't their predator desktop overheating?
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I know of a few family members with acer laptops, one 3 years old...mobo died.

One at 1 year old, no issues at all and I like it. From their TimelineX series, so it was kinda a milestone acer product made much better than the one mentioned above.

All in all, I think acer makes ok products and if you know what to buy from them (higher end) you'll be fine. their lower tiered stuff is garbage though.
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I had two acer monitors and they were the best I've ever owned or seen, especially the G24. Looks better than OLED screens that are out today and it is like 3 years old. Other than that I have no experience with them but they certainly don't make just junk.
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I have an Acer laptop (using it right now) and I really don't understand why everyone hates on Acer.

Customer Service? Never had to use it so I can't comment.

Build Quality? Use it properly and for what it was intended for and there are no issues. The only thing that I've run into is that if I use it on a bed for a long time it might overheat and shutdown. That's just because the intake fan is blocked.

So... what's so bad about them that it makes you shudder?
     
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Hmmm... Was thinking about buying an Acer because of the cheap prices, lot's of my friends are against it them though. What's a good laptop brand to stick to?
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My friend and my mom have Acer monitors, and they do their job just fine. As for everything else, I couldn't say as I don't know anyone with an Acer computer.
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