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Acer Aspire Notebooks, any good?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by TED, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    Title says it all.

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  2. pyblood

    pyblood

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    I think that Acer makes a pretty good notebook. They are pretty much the best bang for the buck. I have several Acer notebooks on my notebook and I can say that I haven’t had many problems (that I won’t attribute to employee crumbliness). The only complaint that I have about some Acer notebooks is that on some notebooks the LAN port is on the side of the laptop instead of the rear. Other than that I would say they are pretty decent laptops. IF you ever have a problem out of your notebook, their warranty support is great. If you have to send your notebook in for repair, they’ll send a FedEx guy out with a return tag and you’ll get your notebook back real fast. IF you have a defective part that you can replace, they’ll take a CC number and do an advance replacement or you can send in the bad part and you’ll get the new part pretty quickly!
     

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    They appear to all use Fat32 instead of NTFS for the hard drive. Of course you could always reformat if that bothers you. That put me off buying one and I went with an IBM T40 instead.
     
  4. alank2

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    You can always convert the filesystem to NTFS using the "convert x: /fs:ntfs" command. Be aware that it is a one way conversion, no way to go back to FAT/FAT32 once you've done the conversion. But, hey, who'd want to go back!

    My latest notebook is an IBM/Lenovo and I've been pleased with it so far. It was a good price for the performance as well. It has a high res screen which may not be for everyone however, 1400x1050. Makes for very small text, which I don't mind but others might.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834146089

    Good Luck,

    Alan
     
  5. CheesyD

    CheesyD Nyet to Marxism

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    I did a lot of research before ordering a laptop and finally decided on the Acer TravelMate 8100. Should arrive from Newegg this week.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834115320

    And yeah, you don't have to reformat, just do the convert thing mentioned above... no data loss in doing this either.