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post #1 of 57
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How I got screwed:
1. Acer Aspire 5520; useless, 2GB RAM + Vista.
It has a battery life of 1hour-30minutes.
My dad + someone else bought it, and I blindly trusted them. 830$ down the drain
2. Hp Pavilion DV7; I wanted a laptop for gaming. Again, this was all my dad.
It heats so badly, is sort of a jack-of-all-trades. It isn't that easy to take with you, but it isn't as good as a desktop. It runs between 55-70 degrees C without playing ;(. 1000$

I don't even think I can get a refund, even when I am this disappointed.

I certainly wont ever buy an Acer, and only an HP unless there is no other alternative.
I wont buy a Laptop.
I'll probably buy a desktop for gaming + a Notebook for school.


Have you experienced something similar?
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HPs suck for gaming laptops because they have very poor cooling. My Dv5t gpu died twice on me. Once in warranty where i sent it back to have it replaced. And once again out of warranty. I still use it because it artifacts and bsods a lot.

You might have gotten a dead battery on that Acer. Generally laptop batteries will decline after a year of use. I had to replace mine on my dv5t when it would only last 30min on a full charge. Not HPs fault. Just the way these batteries work. A way you can make them last longer is to take them out of the laptop when your laptop is plugged in. Also avoid overheating the battery.

Now I use the dv5t for notes/school and my sig rig i just built to game.
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Sony Vaio special edition??- Everything was wrong, it took 10 minutes for IE to pop up, reformated and such, still... key letters wore of after 2 weeks of use

hp Dv1 "SPECIAL edition"- This thing sucks. overheats, battery lasts for 10 mintues, 45 when we bought it "special edition" lawl, has needed repairs 5~ times

hp Dv5- knew the battery life would be only 1hr 30 mins, but the gpu was soldered in the Motherboard pathetically. Turns on, anything other than text it crashes. Overheats as well. HP support contacted at 9 months, wouldn't take it, and of course after the 12mo warranty period would not take it back after several calls, Common problem in this Nr model (forgot the #- probably should be extended to a 3yr warranty for free b/c of all the problems owners of this sucker have had) $300 for a new motherboard, would have to use my old CPU and would install myself. $550 for them to install, the laptop was worth $550 new at this time >.<

Another HP, idk model DV something- key lettering came off after a short period of time, and about 10 keys fell off within 3 months, being used 1 hour a day or so. keys cannot be replaced, as they are a certain type of key- some x key which has no way of being put back on without an entire new keyboard.

Those are all 4 laptops' we've ever owned.

My netbook (the only netbook i've ever had) SO FAR is the only thing to ever go RIGHT.
tis an acer aspire one AO532h-2326
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HPs suck for gaming laptops because they have very poor cooling. My Dv5t gpu died twice on me. Once in warranty where i sent it back to have it replaced. And once again out of warranty. I still use it because it artifacts and bsods a lot.

You might have gotten a dead battery on that Acer. Generally laptop batteries will decline after a year of use. I had to replace mine on my dv5t when it would only last 30min on a full charge. Not HPs fault. Just the way these batteries work. A way you can make them last longer is to take them out of the laptop when your laptop is plugged in. Also avoid overheating the battery.

Now I use the dv5t for notes/school and my sig rig i just built to game.
this is exactly what happened to me
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If you have warranty, will you then be able to get your money
back/trade in for another product (since they are obviously flawed), or
or is that just a dream?
    
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Asus G51JX series.
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Oh lame, I fixed a Aspire 4520 for a mate, it wasn't too bad at all with windows 7 loaded on it, but its notorious for overheating if its on a blanket or something. but if you want a gaming laptop, it might pay to go dell, they're customizable and the customer service is pretty good. they may be a little more expensive, but they have good cooling and better quality in my opinion. i have a Inspiron 9400 which my brother bought. but the 7900gs in it died, apparently it was a processing error in the manufacturing of the cards that both dell and nvidia were aware of, so i just baked the card at 250C for 3 minutes and it was fixed. And the laptop has been going great ever since, i use it everyday, and it doesn't overheat, and its good for gaming. hope this helps
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I was un-screwed on a a laptop. Sold it for more than I bought it for haha
    
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post #9 of 57
My laptop is 2 years old and I've gamed on it for a while..

Although its failing on me now..

I paid a pretty penny for a new nc8430...

Still runs great... its just the heat is slowly killing it.. plus moving it back and forth and around..
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post #10 of 57
Never, NEVER game on a laptop.
Desktops are where it's at for gaming.

I use my laptop for when I'm on the road.
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