Do Budget Asus PCs Jeopardize Company's Reputation?

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axiomatic

The only thing that jeopardizes ASUS reputation is the farce that their support divisions are. Even as an advanced user I find their whole process assinine and ineffective.

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aviaggio

They should be more concerned with Asus branding on crappy hardware they don't make, like monitors and DVD burners.

Maybe Asus has realized that in this economy being a high-end boutique niche is not really the best for their bottom line.

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Trooper_One

They already have a budget brand Asrock.  Why not use that name to promote budget PC's?  It'll not rub on the Asus brand and might even elevate the Asrock brand.

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Wareagle

Spin off another brand name for the cheap-o products.  For example:

  • Toyota/Scion
  • Alienware/HP
  • Acer/eMachines
  • etc.
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Lhot

I'm an AMD fan and ASUS motherboard fan...at least until the ASUS M4N82 Deluxe motherboard...it has various issues in uncommon areas.  Most of all I've noticed a much more 'closed-mouth attitude' from ASUS Tech Support, which is a first for me in regards to ASUS.

Seems to me there are 3 kinds of PC's...desktops....some form of laptop and the latest....the netpad revolution.  What's more they seem to occupy twp price niches...the disposable version of any computer...aka...less than $700 and the lead-lined-basement-NORAD-like world conquest PC.  I ofc prefer the 2nd version although it has a greater initial cost....it tuns out to be cheaper in the long run.   Especially if you've just been through 3-4 laptop-ish devices, and the desktop battle hardened NORAD emplacemnt, is still chugging along.

Short version:  You get what you pay for... :)

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