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    Acer profits plunge – firm will spilt core and new businesses

    Core business: PCs, peripherals, servers. New business: smart devices, cloud, and IoT.
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    Re: Acer profits plunge – firm will spilt core and new businesses

    well truth being told, acer products are just cheap products. They got a good standing with mass selling because they had good specs and low price, but the overall quality was always "you get what you pay for".
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    Re: Acer profits plunge – firm will spilt core and new businesses

    Not sure how much faith to put in someones prediction when they make a claim of "the end of the PC", it's like how people (iirc) used to say how cars and lorries would be the end of railways.

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    Re: Acer profits plunge – firm will spilt core and new businesses

    I quite like Acer products, I have 2 monitors and a netbook.

    I will say my main draw has been price/performance ratios have been good, maybe not top end but excellent value.

    IE, my UHD monitor cost £200, it doesn't have freesync or g-sync and only goes to 60hz, but its got excellent colour reproduction (IPS panel) which is more important to me.

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    Re: Acer profits plunge – firm will spilt core and new businesses

    I have the same experience. They offer stuff that is of high specs, but poor build quality, which doesn't matter for those who are careful. I am personally typing this on an acer 1440p monitor now
    I actually found that acer predator monitor to be pretty appealing, maybe they should make some lower priced 3440x1440 monitors that aren't so extreme. personally that's my next-in-line purchase!

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    Re: Acer profits plunge – firm will spilt core and new businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Not sure how much faith to put in someones prediction when they make a claim of "the end of the PC", it's like how people (iirc) used to say how cars and lorries would be the end of railways.
    Well they pretty much were.. but only after certain pieces of legislation. There's a railroad next to my house (in the UK) which is used once or twice a week. Pretty pathetic compared to possible loads.

    I think one of the main points is that a lot of HGV's on long routes should be done via freight train instead to decrease traffic. Using HGV's for from depot to store/other local depot only. It makes much more sense and is probably more efficient if done correctly (which it wouldn't be).

    For comparison, the next step in this logistical anti-logic would be to put all freight in small cars and rarely use HGVs. Chaos on the roads!

    But yeah I doubt the PC is going anywhere just yet. Besides, home built gaming PC market is still growing.

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    Re: Acer profits plunge – firm will spilt core and new businesses

    Well the market slice Acer served is dying, the overall PC market is smaller than before and it is inevitable that some players will be forced out.

    That doesn't mean the overall PC as a platform is dead, just people who buy PC's no longer see any value in Acer.

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