Acer revamps notebook strategy

By Derek Sooman on February 8, 2006, 5:04 PM
Acer has revealed that it has revamped its 2006 strategy for its mainstream and entry-level notebooks. Previously, Acer had finalized its 2006 product roadmap in the middle of January. This has all been done, it is claimed, without adding to production costs. Acerís full-year plan for notebooks is expected to take effect by the end of this quarter.

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djleyo said:
good im plannig on buying acer lets see if they come up with something good im thinking of getting a high end laptop
MonkeyMan said:
I think that Acer is doing this, because they know that the competition on the market for notebooks for 2006, is going to be intense!!!!!! I think they did the right thing, and it was very smart, but I don't think it will put a dent in the competition.
AeonXX said:
I recently bought an excellent laptop made by Acer, the Aspire 5003WLMi. For $763 after all was said and done, I canít complain. It has a 100 GB HDD, 1 GB DDR, 15.4 TFT Active Matrix display, Windows XP Professional, a Dual Layer DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drive, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in 56k modem, 3 USB ports, a 3-hour battery, and the list goes on. Itís really slick once you take out all of the useless applications that are on by default, and with a little optimization. Another thing that surprised me is that itís virtually silent, except when the optical drive is being accessed. Itís not quite a Ferrari, but for the price itís a steal. I suggest anyone looking for a good deal on a laptop, check out CompUSAís eBay auctions.As for the new strategy, thatís all fine and dandy, so long as they keep making quality products!
Need_a_Dell said:
Good on Acer! This will definitely put some pressure on Dell and Gateway to step up their game. Soon enough, laptops will be competing with the desktops of yesteryear. (Which is pretty dang impressive!)
buttus said:
As far as notebooks are concerned, Acer and Fujitsu are two of my favourite manufacturers. They realized a long time ago that function should meet form and as such Acer has been one of those companies to incorporate leading technologies such as 802.11, Bluetooth and made them standard features in many of their notebooks.If Toshiba ever wonders where they lost their market share, they need look no further then Acer. Aggressively priced, solidly made, and even their support channel has been much improved. Acer definately has their act togethor and are gaining momentum in the market.Even HP now recognizes that Dell really isn't their competition...Acer is.
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