Acer has been undergoing its own "reform" and says that it is confident in its global brand. In a statement, the manufacturer says, "While the market has been changing quickly, notebooks, tablets and smartphones still have market potential and Acer will continue to cultivate these market segments and expects to score points sooner or later."
Acer, ASUS and Lenovo might be better able to take on competitors like Samsung, LG and Apple if they merged. Economies of scale would allow them to save money on parts and just maybe three heads ARE better than one. But based on Acer's response, don't hold your breath waiting for the deal to be announced.