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Acer Notebooks?

by Trekker87 / August 21, 2005 12:43 AM PDT

I've always seen really good deals on Acer notebooks at my local Best Buy and Circuit City stores. I'm just wondering how Acers measure up to other notebooks as far as performance, reliability, and durability. Also, if anyone can recommend a good Acer notebook for a student with around a $1000 budget, that'd be great.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Short version.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2005 2:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Acer Notebooks?

1. performance,

Read reviews, collect benchmarks.

2. reliability,

Mine was fine. Many others too.

3. and durability.

All fail when dropped from about 2 to 6 feet. So outside the TOUGHBOOKS, none are durable.


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Be sure to check low end Acer battery specs
by KenSanramon / August 22, 2005 11:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Short version.

Some of the cheaper Acer models offer batteries which are 1/2 the capacity (minimum size on a Pentium M should be a 6 cell battery, on an AMD 64 a 12 cell battery) or you will get much less battery life despite having an efficient cpu.

So check that especially on cheaper Acer models.

Some of the more expensive Acers like the Acer Ferrari (last year was Pentium M, this year is AMD Turion) have good performance but they are very pricey.

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