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post #21 of 154
They are going the Apple route.
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post #22 of 154
I have two Acer monitors and an Acer laptop, no surprises with them, and no real problems.

Did avoid Acer desktops in the 90s like the plague though.
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post #23 of 154
So what he saying is the following

We are going to start selling even more cheaply made profitable crap biggrin.gif
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I still have a 7 year old Acer laptop wich still works perfectly fine biggrin.gif only use it for internetz and word but it works.
    
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Oh thank God! That's one less company that's going to be bugging me to buy $300 craptops for kids at my school (I'm an IT).
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That...was a very poor choice of words. If I was a current Acer customer I would be little mad that the CEO of the company just called their product that I have purchased...crap. I think I'd be wanting a refund on any parts under warranty yet. If it's crap it probably isn't going to work too long out of warranty.

I personally don't own any Acer stuff...though they do have a poor reputation. I've worked on a few Acer laptops. Internally they looked decent quality and had better cooling than most of the HP laptops I've repaired (though the HP models that do have good cooling seem to almost never break. Amazing what happens when you aren't baking the motherboard)
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Acer will only be selling polished turds from now on thumb.gif
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post #28 of 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by csscmaster3 View Post

Two of my friends and I all have Acer monitors with no problems in 5+ years.

I've had mine since 2003. S-IPS to boot! Only issue with it is that the power button doesn't work anymore, if I press it, it brings up the on screen menu, press it again, it goes away. Otherwise, it works perfectly!
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post #29 of 154
I have an Acer monitor as well, it was cheap yet still had good specs and DVI while most of the other monitors in the same price range were VGA only.
This thing has taken quite a few (i lost count) accidental hits directly to the screen of mostly stuff like a tennis ball (no I do not play tennis right next to my pc) and I have yet to detect a single dead pixel or anything. I love this thing. I had a friend who had an Acer pc and the motherboard died after a year. I have a neighbor who's been using an Acer laptop for many years without a single issue.

The lesson here is: Anecdotes prove nothing biggrin.gif
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I haven't owned any Acer products since I think... probably 1994. The desktop died unfortunately a short time after purchase and one of our family computer friends built my first Windows machine. I unfortunately cannot speak for the quality of their products from personal or friend experiences, however based on the reviews I've seen of their machines, one can only imagine the lifespan of their products. Hopefully the CEO will hold true to his word and cause an ethics turnaround in how they are designing products.
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