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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115982


I am looking for a mid priced biz laptop - used for quick books,lotus,excel
My 3 year old Compaq is showing its age....Acer any good ?

I am shopping i3s and AMDs and came across this today on my email
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post #2 of 9
Looks like a good deal. I haven't heard anything negative about their support.
post #3 of 9
Yeah it looks quite good, the amd laptop's seem to be good value at the moment.
The only thing i would suggest is if you want to save some cash go used but thats up to you .
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post #4 of 9
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used,never,buying someones headake is not my idea of fun

.......After owning my share of laptops
one thing I still cant figure out is why they make it so hard to get at and clean the fans
It bugs me - part of keeping a laptop running well is cooling and clean fans,half the MFGs dont even use paste correctly on the CPUs (HP).......MSI shows you can easily remove the back cover and
get to the guts
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post #5 of 9
i guess i normally clean them out if they are really bad.

Very true my xps had really high temps opened it up put some as5 on the chip and it dropped the temp loads
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post #6 of 9
looks like a great deal,you can go to the deal subforum and get more idea
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Originally Posted by excelerater View Post
used,never,buying someones headake is not my idea of fun

.......After owning my share of laptops
one thing I still cant figure out is why they make it so hard to get at and clean the fans
It bugs me - part of keeping a laptop running well is cooling and clean fans,half the MFGs dont even use paste correctly on the CPUs (HP).......MSI shows you can easily remove the back cover and
get to the guts
They don't want people modifying components easily. If its just as easily as taking the back plate off you can buy the worst cpu, RAM, hard drive, and get a better deal elsewhere. Most HPs can be taken apart easily.
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post #8 of 9
isn't this better than a macbook?
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I didn't have a lot of luck with the 2 Acers that I had. My first Acer had an LCD issue, a portion of the LCD was just dim and it would brighten up sometimes after a cold boot, then fade again after it warmed up. The 2nd Acer had a key that was really stubborn. Needless to say I sent both of them back and didn't opt for a 3rd.

It was a real shame because the price on that laptop was spectacular, and the laptop looked nice too. YMMV, but that is my experience.
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