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Acer denies merger with Lenovo and ASUS

Posted: , by Alan F.

Acer denies merger with Lenovo and ASUS
Are three heads better than one? Suppose those three heads belong to ASUS, Lenovo and Acer. A rumor has been circulating throughout the tech world that a group of unnamed investment banking firms plan on inviting both Lenovo and ASUS to merge with Acer. While two heads are better than one and three heads are better than two, there also is the saying that too many cooks spoil the broth. Besides, Acer's management says that it has not received any inquiries about a possible merger, and even if it had, the Taiwan based firm says it is not interested in a deal.

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.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:19

1. captivater (Posts: 11; Member since: 02 Sep 2013)

Gateway and eMachines have also made statements.

"Fine by me." "No sweat."

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:23 1

6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

You're saying that in full knowledge that Gateway bought eMachines and then Acer bought Gateway, right?

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:25 1

2. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:50 2

3. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

What. Acer is putting out some nice stuff now laptop wise. The Aspire S3 and S7 are amazing.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 15:15 2

4. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I thought it was funny when the Acer R7 reviews came out and a lot of them were "scratching their heads" and calling it clunky, weird, and uncomfortable.

THEN... the Samsung Ativ Q comes out with a similar design and everyone is changing their pants. Sigh.

However I do have to say Samsung's hinge does look more durable.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:25

7. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I played with the R7 at a Best Buy (though they call it the Aspire Convertible, why I have no idea) and found it suitably impressive, and while I'd personally prefer an Asus Tai Chi, the R7 would be a good alternative and is about $400 cheaper, and I love that eZel hinge (dumb name, neat execution)

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 23:59

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

I hope Acer announce a S9 to compete with laptops such as the Retina Pro, ATIV Book 8 and ZENBOOK Prime UX51Vz.

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