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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    Richard Wagner, 29 May 2015 @ 6:13am

    vpr Matrix

    I have a Matrix that came to me as a hand-me-down. Expept for the fact that it has only 1GB of RAM, it is fully functional after all of this time.

    I have 2GB of ram on order, to arrive tomorrow. With that installation, this computer does everything that I need. If Best Buy was still offering them, I would recommend them to anyone needing a standard computer.

    A Note: It is not capable of doing what the big, husky gaming computers do. Since I am NOT a gamer, I am content.

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