Originally Posted by Demented
What's with the Acer hate?
I got my Acer Aspire 7740g from the egg in July-August of last year, and I love it! 17.3" screen, Core i5, Ati Mobility 5650, and 4 gigs of RAM for about $750. Sure it's huge and I get crappy battery life, but besides the one speaker going on it (remedied by buying the Logitech z305), it's awesome! I can play any game I can play at home with pretty close to the same settings.
This was my first Acer laptop, but I've been a fan of Acer displays for years, so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did.
To think I was about to post against buying an Acer.
Owned an Aspire 4710 myself. Was too freaking overpriced for a damned Core2 Duo model, got warm too fast, housing material was cheapass and attracted dust, the rubber feet and the screen lock came off after a good while, AND 1GB RAM + VISTA?
To top it off, the hinge is so poorly made, that the screen started going blank because of a defect with the connection to the motherboard. I Googled it and it turns out that this is a recurring defect with many Acer models.
So, congratulations that your Acer isn't crapping out on you. But from here on out, I am never buying another one of ther POS lappys again, and I would certainly advise against buying one.