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Do you like Acer Aspire computers?

by wlpncp / November 11, 2010 12:45 AM PST

I just purchased an Acer Aspire M3300-U1332 computer. The specs include

AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.60GHz processor
6GB DDR3 1066 memory
1 TB SATA hard drive
integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card
VGA and HDMI monitor ports
two 5.25 inch bays
three 3.5 inch bays
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS
one DVDRW optical drive
300 watt PSU

I bought this on the spur of the moment because I thought I was getting a good deal at $500 with no tax and free shipping. However, no disks came with it.

So my question is "Do you think this really is a good deal or should I exchange it before the 30-day period expires for something with a better reputation for quality, reliability and customer service." Thank you.

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It had my attention until I read ATI 3200.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 7:02 AM PST

That GPU is quite at the low end. The price is OK but I'd skip this one for any i3 powered machine and a better GPU.

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by wlpncp / November 11, 2010 12:29 PM PST

What GPU do you recommend? I don't do gaming, just e-mails, net surfing, photo editing and slide shows. Is Acer a reliable brand?

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Define reliable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 6:55 PM PST
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I've yet to see anything I'd call reliable. Just one mistake and the OS fails. Just one malware and it's failing.

This is not reliable.

Sorry but reliable is something I write about toasters and refrigerators, not computers.

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by wlpncp / November 11, 2010 11:14 PM PST
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I understand. You pay your money and take your chances. What GPU do you recommend?

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I like this list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 11:55 PM PST
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