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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pl/27-...4-DVDRW-Win-Vista-Home-Premium-Compare-Prices

    This is what ive been saving for and i thought id see what everyone thought, or see if anyone knew of a better deal with these specs

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  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Nice specs, though I don't know how good Acer's laptops are.
     
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  3. dmarsh

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    Build quality tends to be bit more important with a laptop, you'd be surprised how many break within first couple years. Fixing a laptop is generally pretty expensive and a bit of a pain as its all integrated.

    I've never had an acer so again i can't really comment, I'd try to look at one in real life if you haven't, or get others opinions that have.

    The bigger brands tend to be a bit more reliable on average but you do pay more, things like HP, Sony, IBM. Dells also popular as a cheap but ok brand.

    At the risk of upsetting the anti mac brigade I have to say that the macbook pro looks really cool ! :biggrin
     
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  4. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    I know what your all saying but i know at least 3 people with similar lappys but with lesser specs who are impressed with what they have bought and also have had no problems

    Think ill be geting this one

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  5. BosonMichael
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    Then our opinions would have been irrelevant anyway! :biggrin
     
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    Acer laptops in that price range are quite nice and feel decent quality. They don't feel cheap and nasty.

    We just ordered about 30 or 40 Acer laptops, they may even be the same as the one in your link. I don't have the details to hand but we have been pleased with them so far.

    My personal preference based on using quite a few in the last few years are Toshiba. Quite rugged and have lasted well.

    I could also recommend Dell as I have a 6 year old Dell laptop (1Ghz Celery) that is still working. Ok so the hinges for the screen are almost gone, but I took that thing everywhere with me when I was travelling to 2 sites a day over a 3 year period.

    Wether or not the current Dell laptops are up to much I couldn't say.

    One last comment, Sony Vaio's. Very pretty and very fragile. If it's going to be a largely 'static' laptop then go for it and be aware you'll be paying extra for the name and the looks. All of th Vaio's I have come across in the last few years really haven't lasted that well if they have been used a lot and moved about a lot.

    The last one we bought (as featured in the last Bond film) has carbon fibre bits apparently, so time will tell if it falls apart or not. The person it was bought for managed to put a whacking great scratch in it's lid within a week. It only cost £1500 quid ...
     
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  7. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Well the way i see it Bosonmichael is that you can never have too many opinions on these sorts of things. Before just buying what i thought was a goood deal i always like to get the best for my money. I was just testing the water really to see if anyone had had any bad expericences with Acer

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  8. BosonMichael
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    This is true. :)
     
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    Dude aren't Acer the comps you can buy in supermarkets and PCworld, Currys and Comet.

    I have heard bad things about the Desktops not sure about Laptops though.

    The specs look good enough
     
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  10. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Aye ive seen them in the shops but the one im getting is directly from Acer themselves which is why the price is good. I think the same model in currys or nearest to it was 150 extra

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    We get Acer lappys for our school and we have very few issues with them

    Try loooking at www.acerlaptops.co.uk
     
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