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Acer snatches third place in global laptop PC sales

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According to market analyst iSupply, Acer is doing quite well for themselves. A while back, they decided that they were going to try and nab third place in global laptop sales rankings. During Q4 2006, Acer did just that. Thanks to aggressive pricing, the lackluster sales of just about everyone else, and problems with some competitor's hardware (battery recall, anyone?), Acer achieved it's goals. The only companies selling more laptops than Acer are Dell and HP. Overall, the laptop market is looking up. Analyst firm iSupply forecasts over 98.3 million laptop sales this year, up 23.5% from last year.

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I have a 7 year old acer desktop that's been used almost everyday since it was purchased, so I kind of like them. A friend of mine has an acer monitor he is pretty pleased with. Overall I haven't heard many complaints about them. So :toast: Acer
 

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Acer have always been a budget priced brand, but their stuff is of reasonable quality, still not in the league of the tier 1 manufacturers such has HP, IBM(Lenovo) etc..

I have an Acer C2D notebook, and it works very well, I have had no regrets in purchasing it.
 

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Acer have always been a budget priced brand
Maybe now budget priced, but my first computer was an Acer back in 1987 cost $5,500.:shadedshu
 

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Maybe now budget priced, but my first computer was an Acer back in 1987 cost $5,500.:shadedshu
And back then, NEC and Olivetti computers costed $8000.
 

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And back then, NEC and Olivetti computers costed $8000.
Yeah NEC was an option for me didn't see one with that big of a price tag, but I sure was a total noob then. Cant remark on the Olivetti never heard of it. By the way I still have that Acer setting right next to me now still running.
 
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haha..... snatches
 

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They made decent desktops for awhile. The Acer Ferrari brand is a nice laptop. Ive played on them quite extensively and like them alot better than most of dells offerings.