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Originally Posted by reflex99;14516612 
no idea. I unplug laptops when they are not powered on anyways, so i don't think that should be a problem.

We shall find out. I'll try to cover it in the mini-review

Sounds good thanks. But I mean, when you are using the laptop and the battery is at 100%, the laptop would keep trickle charging it. That is a problem.....

Good that ACER Taiwan is looking into fixing the throttling issue.
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It's a pretty popular model, I doubt that acer can just ignore it all together.

Eventually we will get a fix like with the DV6T.

So I'm pretty excited. Any idea what amazon uses for overnight shipping? fedex?
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only 18 left in stock, you better hurry up. i have 6 desktop no budget for lappy like this!
    
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A friend of mine has exactly the same laptop but with 15.6" screen. It is a beast!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rheicel;14516943 
only 18 left in stock, you better hurry up. i have 6 desktop no budget for lappy like this!

i bought it hours ago wth.gif
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Originally Posted by tasospaok123;14516954 
A friend of mine has exactly the same laptop but with 15.6" screen. It is a beast!

i needed something that i could throw in my backpack or something.

My DV6T is too big. If i could keep it, i would but it is too big.
sad to see such a nice machine go. Mobile i7 is a boss.
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I'm looking into getting this one also, comes with free Xbox for students. I would have bought it awhile ago, but the throttling issue scared me off. Does opening it up and changing the paste void the warranty?
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It's like graphics cards, yes it technically voids the warranty. Will they deny your claim, probably not.
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Originally Posted by reflex99;14516979 
My DV6T is too big. If i could keep it, i would but it is too big.
sad to see such a nice machine go. Mobile i7 is a boss.

I was looking at getting a dv6t, but this laptop seems like a really nice package. thinking.gif
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if you can deal with the size, the DV6 is probably a better machine.

the 3830 is what most people would consider "do not buy" due to it's flaws, but if you are willing work at it, it isnt a problem
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post #20 of 67
I'm buying that same one in 2 weeks once I get my paycheck smile.gif.

If you remove the heatsinks for the GPU and CPU won't that void the warranty? What about just using throttlestop to stop the throttling?

Btw that laptop really does have a throttling issue. My friend has the same laptop and he can't play BC2 on low settings more than 5 minutes without extreme lag spikes.
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