Acer CEO: We’re going to stop selling cheap, unprofitable crap

Acer CEO J.T. Wang has settled on a turnaround strategy for the company, one that will return it to profitability after two consecutive quarters of net losses. Acer is going to pin its hopes on the ultra book,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“And it’s going to stop peddling affordable but poorly made hardware,” Paczkowski reports. “‘We will shift our strategy to improving profitability from pursuing market share blindly with cheap and unprofitable products,’ Wang told Dow Jones.”

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MacDailyNews Take: What does Acer plan to do about the cheap, crappy OS they load into every one of their PCs?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]

36 Comments

    1. If they quit selling their poorly made PCs, won’t they be out of the pC business.

      On the other hand keep selling the cheap monitors, so I can buy them to we can use then with our Mac Book Airs and Pros – no need for the high end Apple monitors for my kids school work and my wife’s watcing her Korean Soap Operas.

    2. You know, it’s funny but just this morning I saw a little pig with these aviator goggles on. He was just kind of flapping his front legs a bit. Nothing was really happening though… weird!

      1. They wouldn’t. If Acer was serious about manufacturing quality components Apple MIGHT be a suitable customer, but like any supplier they would have to prove it to Apple. I think the outlook is very bleak for PC makers, no matter how good you can make the hardware, you will still be saddled with a crap OS.

    1. they are complete shit i have an acer laptop i bought july 19th 2011,
      so not even a year old, used for only games facebook and rarely msn ,One usb port ceases to work, the other two it came with refuse to work with anything i put in via speakers mouse keybored nothin woks battery is shot, and unless im 10 ft away from my router i cant get wireless worth fuck
      if it where up to me acer should be wipped out of buisness and everyone who bought there b/s product should be refunded

  1. I had very limited problems with windows before I switched to Apple. Good hardware plus good sense makes for a good running PC that’s just as reliable as a Mac. I’ve got 2 PC’s that run 24/7 and I restart them once maybe twice per year.

    As a matter of fact I’ve had to stop using safari because it’s become unreliable and slooooow. Takes forever to load pages from this site. Switched to opera and the pages load in a snap.

    1. Safari is terrible! I hate to say that since most everything else Apple makes is insanely great but Safari is a dog on my wife’s 2008 iMac. Yikes! Takes forever to load pages and the SBoD drives her nuts and I’m the one who hears about it all the time when she complains that she can’t surf half the time. Guess I’ll give Opera a shot – thanks!

      1. I think you’ll find Adobe piece ‘o shit Flash is what’s messing up your safari. Since Adobe has now orphaned it, not much point keeping it around. Just uninstall Adobe’s turdware – best free performance upgrade you’ll ever get.

  2. If everyone stopped making cheap affordable PC’s, why would anyone stay with Windows? The reason they garnered their market-share was becasue of the abundance of cheap affordable PC.
    Windows is doomed I tell ya. Doomed!

  3. Only one way to make it so: Great hardware and great software.

    And only Apple has that. The company willing to comite with Apple must build its own OS and software.

  4. Translation: “We’re going shamelessly copy Apple in every way we possibly can.”

    Of course, as many have already pointed out, they can only try to match the hardware. The software is completely out of their hands.

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