Computers

by Mike Masnick




Best Buy Selling Their Own Computers

from the tried-and-failed-before dept

Best Buy has quietly started to follow a strategy that many of its competitors have tried without any hint of success before: they're selling their own brand of computers. There are a number of problems with this idea, but Best Buy doesn't seem to care. I think they're being incredibly stupid in trying to launch an entirely new "brand" for the computers called "vpr Matrix". If they just labeled them as Best Buy computers they wouldn't have such an branding problem. But, now, no one knows what a vpr Matrix computer is - and are willing to spend more on a known brand. They also risk pissing off companies like HP, Compaq and Sony who all sell through Best Buy.

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    Dave, 5 Apr 2005 @ 5:03pm

    Re: VPR Matrix

    hey I was wondering if you were able to fix this issue with the network connectivity. i am having the same problem with the onboard nic. if i go into bios and disable it, save changes and reboot...go back into bios enable it, this seems to make it work for 2-4 weeks. I have replaced the motherboard twice so this is the third motherboard doing it.

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