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    News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Competitive pressures lead abit to refocus on consumer electronic devices. Warranties to be honoured.
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    Last edited by Steve; 28-08-2008 at 10:29 AM.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    That is a real shame. I've had Abit boards since I started building PCs on my own and other than the weird FP-IN9 (due to the 650i chipset) they have all been good and lasted years.

    Here's hoping that Abit make a return one day...

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed



    Sad news indeed.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Abit will absolutely be missed

    Quality boards and service, fair prices on the whole, they are certainly a loss.

    The only other boards I really like are Asus and their support is terrible..

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Just after I switched back.....

    Guess this means Asus will go further downhill with less competition to worry about :S
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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Well that just plain sucks. Looks like Asus are set to dominate...

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    I've never had the opportunity to use an Abit mobo but it's a real shame to have an influential player leave the sector, as mentioned above, for competition sake it's not good.
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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Not good.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Hmmm that's my favourite motherboard manufacturer gone. Bad news all around I reckon for the enthusiasts...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Not good, but ASUS were always the bigger company and they will continue to dominate in this field.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Terrible news

    Abit have made so many great boards. The lack of competition can only be bad for the consumer.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    ding dang dong... thats a shame...

    at least ASUS' CS can't get any worse... just hope they retain board quality...
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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Sad news indeed. They made great boards.
    Not around too often!

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    It's certainly a possibility as it's a cutthroat market but I think that I'll wait for an official confirmation.
    Would seem a waste of the brand name/recognition though.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    very sad indeed! i had a system built back in 2002 by scan using the abit it7 motherboard and its still going strong its become part of the family the kids call him Compy and we occasionally take him for walks.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by menthel View Post
    Sad news indeed. They made great boards.
    Problem with ABIt was their mid to high end boards were over prices for what they were. Yes their high end boards were good, but no better than other makers high end boards.

    Money is made in the mid and low end market and Abit's boards were generally uninteresting or special.

    So who's next to go.... DFI perhaps?

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