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    News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    ACER have showed far more innovations than Lenovo, however they are still struggling. I do like Lenovo but I think sometimes they are behind, especially in terms of design. Solid though.
    As for ACER it would always associate them with FIAT (don't ask me why). And that is a no no buy for me.
    ACER needs to prove to potential customer that their products are exceptional and they will last and will be supported for years (ignore the warranty gimmicks they have started few years back - make it work).

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    Could somebody please explain what's going on with the trackpad in the picture?
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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    I think that laptop has taken a leaf out of Renaults books, has Acer created a little storage cupboard below the trackpad to store your trinkets?

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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    The picture is the Acer Aspire Ethos with detachable touchpad.

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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    The picture is the Acer Aspire Ethos with detachable touchpad.
    For what purpose? I initially though Windows 8, but for games it would be rubbish as you'd have no idea where you were tapping
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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    Quote Originally Posted by edvinasm View Post
    As for ACER it would always associate them with FIAT (don't ask me why). And that is a no no buy for me. ACER needs to prove to potential customer that their products are exceptional and they will last and will be supported for years (ignore the warranty gimmicks they have started few years back - make it work).
    Likewise, I've got two Acer's here - netbook and laptop - and both while commendably inexpensive demonstrate clearly the old maxim that "you get what you pay for" - poor build quality and reliability so-so (both now have screen faults).

    What I condemn Acer for (and what makes me convinced that Dell and HP will continue to get my laptop buying monies - desktops I'll build!) is that there's sod all information in the "Support" section of the Acer websites. If I spend a lot of money on a portable computer then I darn well expect to be able to easily access the information I need to keep that gizmo going - be it changing OS, network card, memory or disk.

    And I did the last three of those on my wife's (inexpensive!) Dell last week - easily because all the documentation I needed was available on Dell's site (for free). There's no way I could have done that with an Acer.

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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    I was recently shopping around for a laptop for one of the older generation who needed a well rounded laptop. If Acer's website wasn't so awful at navigating it, I might not have gone with a custom Toshiba with a 14" 788p screen and an A8 4500.

    On the monitor front, I wonder if they realize if they made a $200 - 250 120hz 22" 1080p screen with 2ms, they would own everything ever. I'd buy at least 3, and probably some more for relatives, and the only reason I would hold off buying such a screen is because there is an inevitable jump to 4k resolution in the next ~5 years so I wouldn't blow too much on low DPI displays.

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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanny View Post
    On the monitor front, I wonder if they realize if they made a $200 - 250 120hz 22" 1080p screen with 2ms, they would own everything ever. I'd buy at least 3, and probably some more for relatives, and the only reason I would hold off buying such a screen is because there is an inevitable jump to 4k resolution in the next ~5 years so I wouldn't blow too much on low DPI displays.
    I bought an Acer monitor for a relative towards the end of last year - actually reasonably happy with it - despite being a "budget" end one, it seemed relatively sturdy and the picture was pretty sharp. As usual the documentation could have been better, but it's a monitor ffs so in actuality there's not much needed in the way of "configuration". Plug in power, plug in video and switch on basically.

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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    They are a volume business.

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    Re: News - Acer turnaround is a struggle, needs to be more innovative

    The Acer laptops I've used in the past had, by far, the worst keyboards I have ever come across. My works Dell Latitude 2120 has a pretty bad keyboard that I often miss-type on, but no where near as bad as the Acer's. And I've used a lot of laptops for different manufacturers.

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