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Another laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    OK people imm looking at this laptop

    Now the only thing i can see thats bad about this lappy is that HD is dead, but as im not after blu ray as ther could be a chance to upgrade later, plus its already dvd rw which will do me.

    Can anyone else see any probs or issues that ive missed

    http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pi/27-...17-HD-DVD-Win-Vista-Home-Premium-Product-Info

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  2. BosonMichael
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    Yup: it's an Acer. :p
     
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  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Whats wrong with acer

    I bought one last year and te only thing thats happened to it is i btoke the screen, so ignore the name of it and tell me truly what you think

    Cheers

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  4. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    Looks ok to me. 17" notebooks are quite big though... wouldn't want to carry it far.
    (Shame about the HD-DVD, BluRay would have sealed the deal!)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Okay for monitors... laptops, not so much. :)

    Some companies are just better with certain things. HP: great for printers, horrible for cameras. Asus: great for motherboards, but I wouldn't buy their audio cards.

    Hey, if you liked your last one, go for it. :)
     
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    Have to say this is a great specced laptop for the price!

    The only thing I would possibly look at doing is upgrading the RAM to 4GB. I would buy that now, as for that price it will not be around for long.
     
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  7. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    I would normally upgrade but im sure 3 gig is as high as i can go as its a 32 bit os, if it was 64 and there was the technology and also the money wasnt a consideration then id do that.

    Tell me if im wrong about the 32 bit 3 gig max thing

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  8. postman

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    I've had a couple of Acer laptops and I've had no problems with them (better than the Samsung that broke in 8 months), my current laptop is an Acer aspire 5715z that I got last month from Tesco for £275:)
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    OSs can normally see about 3.5GB for 32 bit ones, apart from vista ultimate 32 bit, there's a way for you to get it to see all 4GB but I don't have that info on me at the moment. (its in a magazine on my desk at home)
     
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  10. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    ANother thought, as ive been browsing ive come across BD combo drive, so could i assume that its a Blu ray disc that i could record stuff onto, by using a blu ray disc????

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  11. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Generally BD combo drives can playback high-definition movies on:-
    • BD-ROM
    • BD-R (recordable)
    • BD-R DL (single-sided double-layer)
    • BD-RE (rewritable)
    • BD-RE DL discs
    • DVD discs
    • CD discs

    As it's a combo it's more than likely it'll only play the above whilst being able to burn to normal CD/DVD discs too. You'll need to check the specifics for the type of drive you've 'come across' though :)

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