ASUS And Acer Merger Rumor

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Here's something to discuss. Apparently, there are whispers going around that Acer and ASUS could potentially merge. Both of these companies hail from Taiwan, and ASUS Chairman Johnny Shih did respo...

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  2. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    ManofGod Maha Guru

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    That's nice, maybe things will be better for the two.
     

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    Or worse.
     
  6. ManofGod

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    I am not pleased with the way in which Asus handles RMA's that are physically damaged. (I am speaking of ones that the customer did not damage but was caused by a defect.) That is also the reason I will not buy Asus products.

    That said, I refuse to wish ill will on these companies. Acer makes a descent machine for the cost and Asus makes good products when the stay working. Maybe a merger will fix their issues, we will see.
     
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    This would be bad.... How exactly would this merger work? Acer merged with Gateway several years ago.... Acer already failed at hardware manufacturing (via AOpen)....would hate to see Asus die because of Acer...
     
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    Yeah, but perhaps Asus will be the driving force? :)
     
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    I was under the impression that Acer bought out Gateway? Not merged.
     
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    I've never had a problem with either company. I've only owned Asus motherboards and only ever owned Acer laptops.
    That being said, I hope this doesn't cause quality to decrease for either of them.
     

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    icedman Master Guru

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    this makes sense to me as I've noticed Asus already supplies a lot of their mobos and possibly other hardware.
     
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    Not caring about the 3 affected brands in the past, I never got past the headlines saying that Acer and Gateway were merging. It appears though, that you're correct. However, Acer spun off it's hardware division (AOpen) years ago so to me it doesn't make sense to now merge with Asus, unless Asus will be controlling all companies involved. I just recently bought a new Asus laptop...so hope this doesn't affect the warranty of that in any way.
     
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    Acerus.

    Maybe both are seeing a decline in monitor sales due to other alternatives, but I can only think Acer will be getting the better end of the deal. In that sense, I doubt whether it would be a merger in the sense of what the public generally think a merger involves, it would probably be closer, in a sense, to Asus effectively buying out Acer (but not outright)...
     

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