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I see tons of people with Acer laptops at my college. Absolutely terrible.
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I like how people are using a limited number of personal experiences as proof that Acer's CEO is wrong about his company's own products.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

I like how people are using a limited number of personal experiences as proof that Acer's CEO is wrong about his company's own products.

The monitors have been ok, their PC's are crap.
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post #54 of 154
Why would you call your ow products "crap"?
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I dont get the Acer hate. I have had mine for 6 years now, and minus someone spilling a beer in it (and it suriving) I have had no issues. Ran Win7 beta fine, not an issue with drivers, and now Win 7 Home pro. Also to note, it plays Skyrim on med settings at playable rates (IMHO)... not bad for a 6 year old laptop.
    
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post #56 of 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by youra6 View Post

Why would you call your ow products "crap"?

I don't think he actually used that word, it was just a rather blunt summation of his statement by the writer of the article.
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“We will shift our strategy to improving profitability from pursuing market share blindly with cheap and unprofitable products,” Wang told Dow Jones.
post #57 of 154
Acer Aspire 1410 here.

Probably the best laptop I've owned, honestly.

It seems to me that he's speaking about profit margin more than the build quality of their machines. He may be changing the paradigm of the company from trying to hit the budget market to hitting the high-end market, which has a much better profit margin.
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post #58 of 154
Mom had an Aspire 1691WLMi that lived six years (!), powered on 24/7 (!!) and only needed a hard drive replacement (!!!) because it had been abused and over abused to the point it was at a 8MB/s write and 12MB/s read in sequential.

One good day, it powered off, and never came alive again :/

Brother has a 3-yo Acer screen that does the job just fine.


We haven't had any Acer disaster at home.
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post #59 of 154
Thats genious, stop selling unprofitable good! Business epifany
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I think I got on board with them right after they started this philosophy... I have a 4 month old TimelineX and it is a beauty! Very solid construction too!
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