Acer laptop's any good or garbage?

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Acer is shitty. /Thread.
     
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    MrBrotato New Member

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    I have an Acer I've been using for a few years with no problems.
     
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    they're slower than most any other laptop out there of comparable specs, they tend to use 2x512 instead of 1x1gb, and unless they've changed, they still use 4200rpm hard drives.

    It's kinda hard to do worse, unless you try.
     
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    well, its not too hard to do worse... He has a toshiba. :mamoru: Or you could do worse with a dell :mamoru:




    and with dual channel, you WANT 2x512MB instead of 1x1GB.
     
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    I <3 my Toshiba.

    Except the HDD failed. Other than that, oh wait, the motherboard had a short on it. Except for that, no problems. :mamoru:
     
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    Had my Acer for 2 years. Use it everyday. No problems.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Everything comes down to budget.
    No company's product is the best in every price range.
    It pays to google the product that you're interested in for reviews.

    Like this: "Acer (model number) review"

    That never fails to pull up some decent reviews.
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Acer really is crappy. I mean, it's even crappier than Toshiba IMHO.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    No you don't. The cons of filling both banks, far outway the benefits dual channel mode give you.
     
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    The only "con" to filling both slots is that you cannot expand without removing existing memory. The benefits are present every day you use the machine.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Exacty. I'll skip the very minor gains that dual memory configuration provides you with the knowledge that I won't be throwing away ram at a later date. Let's not forget more memory is better than less memory confgured more efficiently, and not all laptops even support dual channel capability
     
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    don't be a fucking moron. You buy the amount of memory you want UP-FRONT. Be that 1GB or 2GB... whatever. You get it to start with. Then you never have to upgrade it.

    By the time you need more than 2GB of memory, the rest of the system is no longer adequate, anyway, and you need to buy a new one.

    This isn't a desktop -- you don't buy them with the intention of "expanding/upgrading" down the line... You buy a kick-ass system ONCE, and use it till it's no longer suitable for your needs.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Sigh. First, not all brands allow you to customize how much ram you get off the bat, or the configuration, especially if you have a specific buyer or brand that your company has signed their life away to. Secondly, it's not uncommon to upgrade a laptop after the fact. If your business decides to go with great new piece of software, but it's a pig - hey - guess what - you have to upgrade. And if that same company decided to upgrade to Vista at some point - do you think the standard 1 Gig is going to do it? Nope - even if they do have Core 2 Duo's. So what's cheaper, spending 150 bucks on a gig of ram or buying an entire new laptop?

    Sorry Jolly, but you're wrong on this one. I'm sure you have your reasons to toss the whole system, but most corporations don't have that luxury - the smart IT department will maximize the equipment they already have.

    And cut it with the fucking moron shit - it's beneath you. State your reasons and leave it be.
     
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    and you are simply wrong. /thread.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Awesome. I guess I win.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I did look up some reviews for the most part everything I read was positive with a couple exceptions of people who got a total lemon off the bat, as far as my budget I'm not looking to blow more then $800 its going to be mostly for surfing the web, watching movies, occasional dvd burns and maybe a game once in awhile.

    As far as my Toshiba in the 2+ years I've had the PSU is the only problem its had and its been used and abused tossed around alot. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another but most in the range I'm looking to spend have lesser specs then this acer.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    WTF I like my Toshiba
     
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    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    Build quality is below average on my Acer laptop, but no complaints overall.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The Toshibas did have all kinds of power and venting issues a few years ago. We have a few newer ones and haven't had any problems. Perhaps they have fixed the problems of the past but only time will tell. If they have, then not only will they be one of the biggest bargains, but reliable as well.
     
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    because you basically got it for free, that doesn't count. Under normal circumstances, I'd never pay for a Dell.

    $77 is "extenuating" circumstances.
     
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    bullshit. Your story is one of outstanding customer service in light of a craptastic system doing what it does best -- failing. Preach the greatness of that store that you bought it from -- not the benchmark-grade-shit that dell gave you.

    You tested nothing but shity brands... So naturally your opinion of the shit is going to result in a shit decision choosing a shit setup.

    Go work with an IBM ThinkPad for a while and tell me it's not the best-made PC notebook out there. You can't.
     
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    :rofl: whatever dude. I go by do-it-once-do-it-right.

    You can justify yourself however you want. :rofl:
     
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    I'd have to agree.
     
  25. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I agree with jollyogre because I want a laptop that will last me, not something to get me by for now. Why spend $500-$600 and get something that's somewhat acceptable now, if you spend $200-300 more, you can get a more reliable computer. Personally I'm a mac person, and that's what I depend on, although it's not for everyone. I can also vouch for ThinkPad's on the PC side. They are the most durably PC's I've ever used. So if you can, take a look into them.

    Check this one out: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Leno...71962/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    it's under $800 which is what you wanted
     

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