US COMPUTER BRANDS will go the way of the dodo in 20 years because the land of the free is not the home of the save, according to the founder of Taiwanese PC maker Acer.
Speaking to the Commercial Times, Acer's founder Stan Shih said that the US has not got the knack of producing the low-priced PCs the market demands.
Shih said that the trend for low-priced computers will last for years, but the US computer makers just don't know how to put such products on the market.
He said that US computer brands may disappear over the next 20 years, just like what happened to US television brands.
Acer has been a high flier in the computer world, knocking the socks off hardware maker Dell and is likely to replace HP as the number one vendor in 2011, Shih claimed.
However the US market is a little strange. For example Apple has been able to do quite well selling expensive PCs with a huge mark-up. We are sure that other US hardware makers could follow suit and leave the cheap and cheerful market to the Asian importers. µ
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