Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ACER CHIEF STAN SHIH: China Will Rule -- With Cheap Computers

An article here -- http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1587595/acer-us-pcs -- quotes the founder of Acer (about the only netbook maker that has kept the faith, kind of) as saying cheap Asian brands will drive the US brands out of business.

I already knew that, and this blog points the way. I don't think Mr. Shih will be pleased, however, by the way forward. His prices are about 5 to 10 times where the basic price point of mini laptops will end up.

Anyway, the article by Nick Farrell is worth clicking on (above). One thing that gentleman apparently doesn't get yet is that even Apple will be caught up in the price crunch. For Apple knockoffs, see the Shanzai.com site.

At some point, the Chinese as a nation will decide officially to get off the US-is-world-beater bandwagon and instead to upset the applecart by competing per force, including ignoring some US intellectual-property legalities. They are doing it unofficially already. "Shanzai" stands for "pirate."

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