Acer seeks number three spot in LCD sales

By Justin Mann on October 10, 2006, 6:53 PM
For a long time, Acer was fairly sleepy when it came to making waves. A few months ago though, they surprised some by having record growth in LCD sales, bringing them to the number four spot worldwide. They aim for even higher numbers, shooting to be number three for worldwide sales next year. Their low prices compared to the top three vendors has definitely helped them. They nearly doubled sales over the last year, and would have to do such to achieve that number three spot:

The company expects to ship about 12 million LCD monitors in 2006, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported earlier this year. The Taiwan-based company shipped about 7.6 million LCD monitors in 2005, for a number four ranking, trailing after Dell, Samsung Electronics and HP, the research firm Displaybank stated in February.
This is good for the consumer, especially considering Acer already offers some of the best-priced LCDs around. The cost of 17” and 19” LCDs, standalone, is still prohibiting to some, but hopefully not much longer.

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mkatz2m said:
Be forewarned about buying an ACER LCD monitor. I originally had good luck with ACER on a new custom PC I bought earlier this year. I bought a newer model through for my son. It worked perfect for a month and then suddenly got unstable and died. I had previously registered the product with ACER and the 19" monitor comes with a 3 year carry-in warranty. The carry-in warranty is a joke; you have to ship it to them. It is impossible to get anyone on the phone also. You have to email techical support and have to wait a week or 2 for a response. They do not have any local repair contracts with anyone else. I am trying to follow their procedures as they directed me to ship it to them, but I have to take off the base and repack it. It appears impossible to remove the base without breaking it and I am waiting another week or 2; waiting for instructions on how, if at all possible, to remove it. I luckilly kept the original factory box; but the base has to come off to fit in the box. In the future, I plan to never again buy ACER through the internet; only locally with a vendor that will service any problems themselves. This is one big hassle.
hayzelbunkle said:
hey, just wondering did you manage to get the base off of the monitor because i'm having the same problem
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