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Acer buys Gateway

by WGSF / September 9, 2007 12:56 AM PDT

What effect will this have for Gateway users such as myself?will the Gateway name disappear?And Gateway products become Acer products?
Just curious.
Bob

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Can't answer. But...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2007 2:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Acer buys Gateway

You still find Compaq products years after it was assimilated.

Bob

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zero effect on existing gateway customers
by ramarc / September 9, 2007 10:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Acer buys Gateway

gateway is actually a good fit for acer. acer is big in europe but a small fish in the us. gateway is #3/#4 in the us desktop sales so it gives acer a bigger presence in the states automatically. i expect acer to pump up gateway's marketing and push them more into corporate/business sales. the acer line of PCs will probably disappear in the US (they're generally considered low-end anyway).

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