Acer expected to sell 3 million laptops on the cheap in Europe

By Emil · 6 replies
Jun 14, 2011
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  1. Acer reportedly has huge amounts of unsold laptop stock to shift in Europe: more than 3 million units. As a result, the Taiwanese giant wants to quickly sell these devices…

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  2. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    I'm torn between tablets and netbooks. I own neither, and I want both.
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    why would you want a netbook? as far as ive seen they are cheap pieces of crap
  4. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

  5. Omnislip

    Omnislip TS Rookie Posts: 91

    I completely and utterly disagree.
    Sure, you aren't gonna be running things like Crysis, but it does virtually everything on the web, plays a surprising number of old games, is extremely portable, has a huge battery life, and is really really cheap.
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    I find netbooks amazing havent had the oportunity to own a tablet yet. Cheap pieces of crap? Why? They are meant to be cheap for one, but certainly are not crap they are used as its name sugests (NETbooks).
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Tablets are nice because of their ultra-thin form factor. Think of a tablet as a large smartphone. Its a great portable device, but it is not a PC. They are great for general web surfing in bed, on the couch, etc.. but they are pretty much useless if you actually want to type anything more than a few words.

    Netbooks are nice because they give you a small (but still usable) size, and include a real keyboard. The 7" netbooks are very portable, but have very tiny keys that can be too small for some. Many 10" netbooks offer almost full sized keys (they are just cramped tighter together).

    Personally, I bought an EeePC701 when they first came out a few years ago. It was a fun novelty at the time, but it wasn't very usable. About a year ago I wanted to upgrade to a "useable" netbook but was also in the market for a new laptop to replace my ancient Dell Inspiron 8000. I compromised between the two and bought an Alienware M11X (a full power gaming laptop that is only slightly larger than a 10" netbook). Great little machine.


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