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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    Ted, 12 Oct 2005 @ 3:27pm

    Re: VPR Matrix

    I bought a vpr matrix 6 years ago and havent really had any problems with it until i desided to add 160gig hd, it was telling me the bios could only find 137 gig. so i went to upgrade my bios and found out that intel no longer upgrades for the vpr matrix 180R,... so im stuck with under 100gg hds,.... if anyone knows how or where i can upgrade the BIOS for this matrix please let me know.... thank you

    email me at Ted_N_Betty@yahoo.com

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