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What I remember in the 2000-2009 decade in Computer Manufacturing.

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January 11, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , DELL.DL , HPQ

The last decade we've seen alot of computer company acquisitions, marketing concepts, and traditions broken.
*ACER(TAIEX:2353.TW) has made bold moves in the last decade. Introducing ASPIRE line of computers in 2002. GATEWAY acquired EMACHINES in March 2004, ACER(TAIEX:2353.TW) then acquired GATEWAY/EMACHINES in October 2007 and a few months later in January 2008, ACER(TAIEX:2353.TW) announced it acquired a 75% controlling interest stake of PACKARD BELL.
*ASUS(TAIEX:2357.TW) announced the first Netbook, Asus Eee PC on June 5/2007 at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2007.
*APPLE(Nasdaq:AAPL) opened first Apple Store on May 10/2001 in Tysons Corner, Virgina, USA. iPod was launched in October 23/2001. Intel(Nasdaq:INTC) based MacBook and iMac was released on January 10/2006, ending a tradition era of strictly only APPLE(Nasdaq:AAPL) CPUs. iPhone was introduced on June 29/2007.
*DELL(Nasdaq:DELL) expanded from core computer business to multimedia and home entertainment in 2002. Dell(Nasdaq:DELL) opened Kiosks concept in shopping malls in 2002. Dell(Nasdaq:DELL) acquired ALIENWARE on March 22/2006 and announced it's breaking away from its strict policy of INTEL(Nasdaq:INTC) CPU base computers only, because ALIENWARE has AMD(NYSE:AMD) CPU based computer line. DELL(Nasdaq:DELL)  abandoned Kiosk concept on January 30/2008.
*HEWLETT-PACKARD(NYSE:HPQ) acquired COMPAQ in 2002 and entered the PC gaming market by acquiring VooDoo PC in September 2006.
*LENOVO(HKSE:0992.HK) acquired IBM(NYSE:IBM) PC Division in 2005, that's why it's correctly called LENOVO(HKSE:0992.HK) THINKPAD!

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#1) On January 11, 2010 at 8:19 AM, USNHR (32.25) wrote:

I didn't realize Acer made so many moves. Gateway used to be the computer to have in the early 90's, with Dell a close second. Look at what has transpired for both since then. If only I know now what I knew then.

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#2) On January 18, 2010 at 2:01 AM, valunvesthere (< 20) wrote:

@ USNHR

ACER(TAIEX:2353.TW)

January 15/09 closed @ $  39.65TWD (52-week low as of time of writing)

January 17/10 closed @ $101.50TWD

Approximatly 156% increase, not including $2.00TWD cash dividend and 1001:100 stock split as of July 20/09.

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