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Acer: We’re comin’ at ya, Dell
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 06 October 2008 10:50

The PC company that rose without trace

From Register Hardware:

And so to Budapest last month for Acer’s annual global press conference. What did I learn?

That Acer in recent years rose without trace to become easily the world’s third biggest PC vendor. That in the first half of this year, the company supplanted Dell to become the world’s second biggest laptop supplier. And that the Acer Aspire One is a pretty cool netbook. I may even buy a couple – with my own money – for the children.

The last time I looked closely at Acer – ooh sometime in the mid-or-late-90s - the Taiwanese firm was one of the world’s biggest OEMs. In other words, it made computers for bigger companies to slap on their own badges and to present as their own. It also sold under its own brand and was fairly successful at this. But it was much better known in the US than in Europe.

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