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Is Acer any good of a laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kingjacob, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. prinzcy

    prinzcy Active Member

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    #21
    I vote for Compaq. Been using for quite a time and no problem so far.
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    prinzcy, Aug 22, 2007 IP
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    faldo29 Active Member

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    #22
    I bought a Travelmate circa 2005. It's a good laptop, works well up to this day. I use it at home mostly so battery's not much of an issue. The only that got me bummed was the DVD burner stopped burning after a year. No amount of cleaning the lens would get it right. It was a Panasonic burner and by most accounts, it was a lousy burner. If you plan to burn lots of dvds then ask the salesperson about the burner.

    Just my 2¢.
     
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    Shakas Well-Known Member

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    #23
    I dosent compare to asus compact dell sonny etc, buts good and cheap.
    I´ve got one, the keyboard went mad, they exchanged the keyboard with no cost (warranty of course) in 2weeks.

    Not dell hp or compact but good enough for the price.
     
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  4. CountryBoy

    CountryBoy Prominent Member

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    Would seem the solution, but I'm a bit of a cheap skate! I only use my laptop somewhere where it can be plugged in anyway, so I can live with a crap battery. Lithium ion batteries are always expensive - say £80 to £100 here ($150 USD or more).

     
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    timsdd Peon

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    #25
    whatever you do, always buy the OEM batteries. 3rd party ones suck it, at least that has been my experience with camera batteries and the like. I can't imagine LT batts being any different.
     
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    PowerExtreme Banned

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    #26
    dunno much abt acer but HP is good
     
    PowerExtreme, Aug 23, 2007 IP
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    #27
    Acer, no way.

    Toshiba satellite or Dell would be much better choices.
     
    adnan, Aug 23, 2007 IP
  8. kingjacob

    kingjacob Peon

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    #28
    My current laptops a toshiba satellite m55-s135 and I love it other than the fact that the hard drive and bios died thanks to XP. I was planning on replacing it with an HP but then I saw an equivalent acer for 300 bucks cheaper.
     
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    timsdd Peon

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    #29
    I've never ever had an issue with windows. you must have been one of the unlucky ones, the 1 in 344 million that have ever had an issue :rolleyes: :p
     
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    faldo29 Active Member

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    #30
    I've never heard of Windows killing a hard disk or the bios. Must've been one of those really nasty viruses that infected your Windows and then it killed your bios. Both components are replaceable but of course, nothing beats a total hardware upgrade. :D
     
    faldo29, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    timsdd Peon

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    #31
    maybe it wasn't windows, wait, did he have Norton :eek:
     
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #32
    go with a new powerbook ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    komirad Well-Known Member

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    #33
    I am using a acer.
    I don't know if the problem is with acer, but after I installed certain software it lagged crazy, but after I restored using my CD it was back to normal. Its a software problem and it might not be a problem unique to ACER.

    However, some my friends say acer sucks as there were many problems happening to their friends' acers. I don't know why, my acer sometimes have this crackling fan sound like its hitting something, but now its ok. :)
     
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    spiritfly Well-Known Member

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    #34
    I think Acer makes the best price/quality laptops, but with the price as a priority.
    Acer is a relatively old brand, may not be that well known on some main areas, like US for example, but its quality is proven for sure. Price is priority in their products, but the price/quality ratio is the best one can expect. I've sold many Aspire and Travelmate notebooks, mostly low/middle classes, and not one has came back for a warranty replacement. I've only had some driver issues like having only drivers for Vista and some XP drivers missing or wrong wifi/sound drivers etc. but nothing serious. Their design is not too fancy and glassy(web 2.0 style :) ), but not bad either. I believe there are some skilled technicians working there so I think I can trust their products. Even Asus is formed by former Acer employees :)

    Thats what I think.
     
    spiritfly, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    #35
    what is inside in laptop is more important , but acers Yes they got good Monitors etc !
     
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    KingofKings Banned

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    #36
    I wouldn't buy an acer, the battery problems here are common also.
    My friend once almost was going to fail in university because of the labtop.
    He was running to university and forgot to print his paper. Ofcourse he had his labtop with him, and forgot the charger. Since he was at home, he is always connected to the electricity. (So that means the battery was full) He had to run back home to print his paper. It was really close, the next day he sold his labtop. :D
     
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    #37
    I repair computers and I would have to say Acer's are not bad. Their phone service sucks though.

    For the money you cant beat an Acer, you usually get a laptop that would cost 2-300 dollars more in a different brand.

    I personally would stay away from Toshibas. 80% of laptops I work on are toshiba :O
     
    mmastation, Aug 24, 2007 IP
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    #38
    I have Lenovo Y500 - its get heated so much that it turns off automatically :(
     
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    #39
    ever searched for battery care instructions? the lifespan of laptop batteries is arround 2 years, however the battery in my last acer still had enought capacity for ~30 mins after 3 years (new: 3-3.5 hours).
    problem is that most notebooks start charging the battery to 100% as soon as they are plugged in - pretty bad for the battery. if you go for an ibm thinkpad you can adjust the charging behavior, like "start charging if capacity < 50%, stop charging at 95%". anyway, thinkpads rock - think you can expect that for $3.500 :cool:
     
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    #40
    the new acer that came out is good..read some reviews about it.
     
    drpepper, Aug 24, 2007 IP