all they've got is the original ALi Acer Labs chipset business, and most of that was sold off to nVidia as ULi years ago
Management head-to-wall banging at Acer has seemingly inspired a novel idea to fix the things that are wrong the business - more restructuring. Well done, C-suite execs! Bonuses all round! The new design for Acer, if Digi Times is right, is to turn itself into a holding company to attract new investors and carve the business …
It seems that about the only supplier of the larger laptops with Win7 is Acer. As I understand it, they're selling well. Must be the excess inventory that they have....
I've bought 2 of them at a great price for the wife. Brand new, in the box, etc. She's got one for everyday use, the other is set up only for "updates".. security not system to be available if the main one fails or whatever.
I tangled with Acer customer service (over warranty repairs) many years ago. The result was that I swore that I would never buy anything again from Acer if there was a sensible alternative choice.
I wonder whether the brand-name is now a liability rather than an asset? They would not be the first large consumer products company to discover the cost of poor service.