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Acer's replacement CEO resigns before taking office, founder returns to lead company

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Nov 21, 2013
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  1. There’s quite the management shakeup currently unfolding at troubled PC maker Acer. Just over two weeks ago, longtime CEO JT Wang decided to resign following record losses. He was scheduled to be replaced by company president Jim Wong on January...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,952   +1,286

    Im sorry but acer doesnt advertise or make groundbreaking products. IMO their niche lies in CHEAP but solid products and they arent doing that better than all the other companies, for tablets AND for PCs. mostly just tablets.
  3. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    What if they are in more trouble than we know and Jim had a look at the papers?? Dell just went private maybe someone will come and buy them. The market is due for consolidation... the PC has matured as devices are the new growth market.
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +614

    Explains why the Acer Liquid 2, hasn't been heard from since it was announced ;)
  5. jester376

    jester376 TS Booster Posts: 55

    Well, personally I wouldnt mind if Acer just fell off the face of the planet completely. As a computer repair tech, I got a lot of their products in for repair because Acer insists on using cheap parts. I don't even know why the general public would order their stuff when they can just save a little more and buy a more reliable brand that wont break down as often.
  6. gooderguy

    gooderguy TS Enthusiast Posts: 68

    Keeps you employed doesn't it? I've been for nearly 15 years, now I'm at Staples, as a general rule of thumb, if you don't want cheap, don't buy cheap, all brands have their low-end units, of course there are some exceptions, but it's always good to do a little research when buying a PC. Now I have one Macbook Air and will buy another in the next year, expensive yes, but much less problems, heck just avoid Windows updates alone is worth it, and if you want WIndows, bootcamp works great.

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