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AOpen Announces Club AOpen for PC Users Worldwide; Club AOpen Provides A Cyber Place for the Exchange of Ideas and Experiences.

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SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
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, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2000

AOpen AOpen is a major electronics manufacturer from Taiwan that makes computers and parts for computers, including motherboards, optical disk drives, and input devices as a subsidiary of Acer.  today raised the bar on service to its users through formation of Club AOpen -- a forum designed to enhance the personal computing Refers to users working on their own computers rather than a terminal to a mainframe. Sometimes, the term refers to using computers at home for work and/or entertainment in contrast to business use only. See personal computer.  experience through an open, on-line exchange of ideas and experiences.

A premier provider of innovative, reliable PC component solutions, AOpen now brings together users, both expert and novice, from around the world into a dynamic, user-friendly environment.

"We wanted to offer a community-oriented service for our users and all PC users. The rate of learning is far greater when we encourage users to communicate among themselves," said Jerry Huang, Director of Marketing and Communications for AOpen America, Inc. "The amount of knowledge that exists within the user community for any brand of computer is incredible," he added.

Club AOpen is available at two levels -- the Silver Club AOpen, which is open to all PC users, and the Gold Club AOpen, which is intended for current AOpen product owners. Key benefits of the Silver Club AOpen are access to new product announcements, personalization Custom tailoring information to the individual. On the Web, personalization means returning a page that has been customized for the user, taking into consideration that person's habits and preferences.  of the user's web page, free software and driver downloads, special product promotions, and technical advice provided by AOpen specialists.

The Gold Club AOpen offers all the benefits of the Silver Club plus a high priority technical assistance service, technical notices via email, information about new products from AOpen, and email reply with BIOS BIOS
 in full Basic Input/Output System

Computer program that is typically stored in EPROM and used by the CPU to perform start-up procedures when the computer is turned on.
 software driver attached. Additional benefits will be offered to Gold Club members later this year.

More than 4,100 users have already joined Club AOpen. "What a superb way to stay up to date on all the most recent products and technical updates," said one user. "Finally a PC vendor who offers fast and accurate technical support." Registration to Club AOpen is simple -- it can be done online and takes just a few minutes.

About AOpen America

Headquartered in San Jose, AOpen America is the world's largest total component solutions manufacturer and a member of an $8 billion technology group. Leveraging more than 23 years of technology manufacturing experience and more than 1,000 Group patents, AOpen designs, develops and markets advanced PC motherboards Following is a list of motherboard types and form factors that have been used in PCs since the first IBM PC in 1981:

Maximum Size Year Width-Length Intr. Type In Inches BTX (Balanced Technology Extended) 2004 BTX 12.8 - 10.5 2004 microBTX 10.4 - 10.
, optical drives, PC housings, peripherals, multimedia and networking solutions for resellers, system integrators See systems integrator.  and those who value reliability and performance.

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