Acer Owns the U.S. Retail Monitor Market



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This is pretty poor reporting.

The headline itself is okay, but the statement "According to the latest data from NPD Group, Acer is selling more monitors in the U.S. than any other player" isn't supported by the source reporting at all, for two simple reasons: First, NPD doesn't get reporting from all U.S. retailers (it can't speak to total market size or share). Second, consumer retail is not the exclusive market for commodities in the U.S. or any other region. At best, it can speak to mainstream consumer purchasing trends.

Even though he was speaking to video gaming specifically, I can't put it better than Ben Kuchera: "It’s time to stop breathlessly writing up the monthly NPD reports as if we’re learning anything of worth about how much people spend on gaming. It’s time to stop pretending this data allows us to forecast the health of gaming. It’s time for the gaming press to grow up and realize we can’t understand the intricacies of an industry this large by reading two pages of marketing materials from a single company."


Now let me see, I may have this wrong but I figured monitors other than touch screens, were a thing of the past. A 40" Full HD flatscreen running HDMI at 1080P costs just a little more than a computer monitor now days. I've been running on flat screens for about the last 5 years. Is the resolution on standard computer monitor now days better than flats screen tvs? I'm not really talking about the touch screens as I really think they will evolve into some kinda clear hologram plexi glass kinda thing..or start being built into furniture and things..if they don't evolve, it's my opinion that they will fade away for the home user if they stay the status quo. Leave the touch screens for the portable.



You would be wrong about it fading out.

Even though a 40" 1080p HDTV is cost effective. Most people use their computers at a distance of 1-3 feet away from their face, where as TV's are normally 5+ feet away, doesn't sound like a big difference, but pixel density makes a big difference on a 24" monitor compared to a 40" TV running the same resolution.

Not to mention people in gaming and designing have been using 30" 1440p-ish monitors for the last 5 years.

And my final point. You can get an Acer 19" 1080p Monitor for <100 dollars today. That's why they have so much market share, they make good products and they are cost effective.



My Acer monitor came with a dead pixel :(



I've had 5 Dell UltraSharp monitors over the past 8 years. All but one of them had problems... dead pixels, poor panels, faulty power. I've been using a HP ZR2440 and two ASUS ProArt monitors for the last 1.5 years. Both are excellent and ZERO problems so far.