Re: Acer Picks Fight With US Bad Boys?
We have a couple of older Acer servers here (dating back to 2008) - actually Gigabyte motherboards in there, nothing Acer-designed that I can see. They have been utterly reliable BUT don't show the signs of careful design (layout, airflow routing) as comparable HP and IBM models from that era. The less said about the "remote management" the better. What I found most lacking was documentation - really really bad compared to the big boys.
Must agree with the other comment about consumer gear - IMO HP consumer laptops (even "small business" ones) have been much more problematic than equivalent Acers. But with branded servers HPs have been the best, with IBM/Lenovo a close second. That said, I still think Supermicro offers the best value for money.