Acer on Microsoft' Surface Strategy: Hope You Like Eating 'Hard Rice'

17

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

Keith E. Whisman

So eating hardware is like eating hard rice. I'll keep that in mind and stay away from eating either. Properly cooked rice is actually pretty good with gobs of butter, pepper, and salt.

avatar

Strangelove_424

Am I the only one distracted by that disturbing, creepy, yet slightly erotic picture?

avatar

Happy

Nope, you're not the only one. I had nearly the exact same reaction to it also.

avatar

ss81bja

I think Microsoft is trying to make reference hardware with the Surface Tablets i.e. tablets which they think should contain the minimum specs to run Win8 Pro and RT properly to its full potential. I don't think they are trying to drive the competition out of business per se( some of them are Microsoft partners) but become sort of a flagship for Win8 on tablets for others to copy. Microsoft partners are misinterpreting its actions.

avatar

AMDfan64

I think so too, when Nvidea or AMD release their reference cards, do we say they are trying to push out their partners? No. We say they are reference cards, that the other companies should look at for, err, reference. I see that Asus has all ready embraced that idea.

avatar

Dexter243

And to be strat it is windows that is trying to play catch up the open and very friendly linux has devastated windows in the market other then pc and linux even wipes the floor with ios 3 to 1 and even just the other day steam announce it will start suporting linux as it believes befor long linux will start suporting more games as it becomes a more main streem option to windows and mac

avatar

r3dd4wg

"is not so easy to eat." Say what?

Acer is saying Microsoft is going to choke on their hardware business.

avatar

eastbayrae

Here's a clue Acer: make a better product and I will buy it. Such as your fine S7, I will be buying.

avatar

wolfing

The days of Microsoft's monopoly are over. They're enraging everybody with their decisions.

avatar

minnow4

I call bs, Windows has 90% market share, that won't change overnight.

avatar

Jeffredo

Acer = second tier crap.

avatar

Dexter243

Never had a single second tier pice of crap from acer fail to date.
First acer computer i had was a 486dx 33

avatar

bigrigross

Probably from someone who has never used their stuff.

I own the Aspire 3830TG and I get 7 hours of use doing general stuff on it and since it has a GT540M, I can play BF3, EVE, and Xcom without issue. Plus the laptop is sturdy and once I replaced the HDD with a SSD, it was really speedy. Also its a 13in laptop with a metal and plastic frame. Not bad for only 700 dollars. Its survived drops, cats laying on it, and a lightening strike. So before you call it second tier crap, the next laptop I buy will be this series next iteration.

avatar

wolfing

or someone who's used their stuff long ago, like myself. Some 13 or so years ago I purchased a couple of Acer laptops for the company. Both of them at different times started blowing smoke, and one of them killed their screen so that you had to apply pressure on different places every few minutes for it to come back.

Now, it's very probable that they got their act together since then, but I'm one that doesn't forget easily, haven't purchased anything Acer since then.

avatar

Engelsstaub

@ bigrigross: I've never owned an Acer product, but I have to admit I've nearly always (perhaps wrongly) dismissed their products as second-tier.

Pretty much every company has its "crappier" products. I think it's great you found one you're truly satisfied with. If there's a way you can express this to someone at Acer, that could use your positive feedback, you should. Too many people only register complaints through feedback channels. Consequently (I believe) many PC manufacturers are left without any feedback or idea of what consumers would really appreciate from them.

It must be truly difficult for PC laptop manufacturers to please a majority of the people with their offerings. PC users vary greatly in what they want and value. Many just want a laptop that works for two years at a very low price-point. Others, like yourself, value a reasonably well-made laptop with advanced specs and are willing to pay a fair price for such a computer.

avatar

bliomike

I have used 3 Acer computers (desktop, laptop, netbook) and helped two senior citizens set up Acer computers and have yet to have one problem with any of them.

avatar

froggz

I don't see a problem on what Microsoft is doing. They are just setting the standard on how they want to see their surface market evolve into.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.