Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:15 UTC
Microsoft "'We have said think it over. Think twice', Wang is quoted as saying, 'It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at so please think twice.' Wang went on to suggest that if Microsoft moves ahead with its tablet plans, the Taiwan-based Acer might replace the software giant as a partner. 'If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?', he is quoted as saying." Or, you could just build stuff that doesn't suck. Just a suggestion, Acer.
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Acer and Linux
by lucas_maximus on Tue 7th Aug 2012 15:10 UTC
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Acer normally do a terrible job when it comes to things like ACPI compliance, I had to force linux to use a DSDT image with Fedora Core 4 as the one in the hardware was very Windows Specific.

Lenovo and Dell Laptops I haven't experienced anything similar.

Generally their quality control is a bit rubbish. My mates girlfriend's Laptop was overheating with VISTA, he took it apart to find that the thermal paste hadn't been applied properly ... worked fine after thermal paste had been applied properly ... I seen quite a few examples.

While my D430 dell is getting long in the tooth, it works well and is sturdy.

Edited 2012-08-07 15:13 UTC

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