Acer Notebooks?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JerryM, Dec 30, 2005.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I do not know anyone who owns an Acer. Anyone here, and your assessment? They seem to offer a lot for the price.

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    Jerry
     
  2. bigbuck

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    I've got a 2.66, 512, 80Gb Desknote with a 17" screen. It's supposed to be a desktop replacement, so it's huge and quite heavy (7kg!).....but it has been an excellent machine. Has full size (not laptop) components. If their other notebooks are as good, I'd buy another.

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  3. JerryM

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    Thanks, Bigbuck.
    Jerry
     
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    Jerry, ACER is huge in many parts of the world. I understand they're making inroads into the consumer market in the United States with heavy media buys and all. ACER makes a good solid notebook. Travelmates are excellent, but the Aspires are fine too. Good bang for the buck.
     
  5. JerryM

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    I seem to have read that some magazine, maybe PC, gave one the top buy in its class. I don't want to rule them out. I think that Staples handles them.
    Jerry
     
  6. Simon Phoenix

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    I have a Acer Aspire3000 and it gives some problems with the hard drive at times, it's cheap...only $600 but it's not that reliable to me.
     
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    Our experience at the shop is mostly Acer and Dells coming in with issues :blink:

    Cheers :D
     
  8. Arup

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    Every friend of mine who bought various models of Acer have suffered problems with it, suffice to say, none of them are using Acer anymore, take a look at SONY VAIO, one of the most durable and well made investment you will ever make. Also check out Toshiba and IBM.
     
  9. rdsu

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    I have an ACER Notebook since April 2004, and never had a single problem with it...
     
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    I have Acer TravelMate 290. Good laptop!!!:thumb:
     
  11. JerryM

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    Best Buy had a special on a Toshiba with Pentium M Centrino 750, 100gb HD, 1024 Ram, and I bought it for $1,000 + tax.
    I wanted a 14 in screen for portability and so I got what I had wanted all along.

    I doesn't come with much software except trial versions. I am using Open Office instead of buying MS Office. I am also using free versions of security software, as the machine will not be on the web much.

    I am using Avast, BD free, A squared, MSAS, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard, Snoopfree, Ad-aware, Spybot, Spyware Doctor free as an on-demand backup, MS firewall, and Win Patrol Plus. I have DSL and mostly will use wireless. I assume the hardware firewall also works with wireless.

    There is an offer of EZ trust AV for 1 year, but I think Avast will be about as good.

    Thanks for the comments.
    Jerry
     
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