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ACER, good or bad?

by RadioactiveMan / December 1, 2004 9:05 AM PST

I'm looking at a new desktop computer from Acer (available at Radioshack). I looked at several other computer companies, and I did not find a computer that I liked more than the Acer. I'd like to know how you think Acer stacks up against the competition.

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Re: ACER, good or bad?
by RadioactiveMan / December 3, 2004 3:26 PM PST
In reply to: ACER, good or bad?

The ACER computer that I was looking at in particular is: http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=RadioShack&category=CPUs&product=2531710.
I was also looking at a computer from discovery computers: http://www.discoverycomputers.com/systems.php?catid=1 (the second one). Can anyone give me an opinion on each of them?
I liked the ACER better, because it had more power, it came with a few extras (including anti-virus software and XP home). The ACER has a smaller monitor, but it has much more space. Right now, I have 20GB, so I don't think that I would have a problem with 40GB (from Discovery Computers)(The ACER has 160GB). Also, the Discovery computer comes with Word Perfect office 11, and I prefer Microsoft Office. An addition, I don't need to save $100 for signing up for ADSL at $35/month because I already have ADSL (from Telus.net (Telus.net currently supplies my anti-virus and firewall programs). Both computers are available where I live.

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Re: ACER, good or bad?
by Willy / December 3, 2004 7:42 PM PST
In reply to: ACER, good or bad?

Acer has been around quite awhile and offers many devices/items as OEM to other companies. However, they never really caught on thier own in any big way, say like eMachines. etc.. But thier products are good as anyone elses. I believ OfficeMax sells thier products too. or has in the past as well some laptops from Wal-Mart. The market being what it is, what was once sold may not be later thus, getting parts say for a laptop maybe harder though some generic parts are cross-referenced. Desktops are easy to service, but again, if too proprietory may not but the basic should be like cpu, HDs, etc..

good luck Happy -----Willy

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