Acer, Gateway Continue To Roll Up Every Has-Been PC Maker

from the who-else-is-out-there...? dept

Anyone have a circa 1993 copy of Computer Shopper magazine/catalog out there? You might want to open to any random old page and see who Gateway is going to merge with next. Back in August, Acer announced plans to buy Gateway -- and while the announcement included some info about intentions to also roll Packard Bell into the deal, that part of the deal has only just been confirmed. Basically, Acer is giving Gateway the money to buy Packard Bell, which will then be included in the Acer acquisition. Of course, Gateway also bought eMachines a few years back, though that's one company that didn't exist back in the 1993 Computer Shopper era. However, if you do remember Computer Shopper in those days, it was dominated by ads from these companies, along with Dell and Micron. Are there still any other mostly forgotten also-ran PC makers from the early 90's that are available for the new Acer/Gateway/PackardBell to buy?

Filed Under: computers
Companies: acer, gateway, packard bell


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    Jim herring, 9 Oct 2007 @ 6:40pm

    Micron...

    Humm Micron computers?? now known as MPC? They purchased Gateway's Server line..

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