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August 1, 2004 8:09:05 PM

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I'm just about to purchase 13 Acer notebooks for work. It's a last minute
thing as was about to buy some well very cheap and well specced HP Athlon XP
notebooks until I found out that the model was discontinued. So I've settled
on Acer PM 1.5GHz/512 MB/40GB. Performance wasn't an issue with my choice
but battery life is so much better with the Pentium Ms (5 hours vs 2.5 with
the HP AXP). I would have considered A64 but the prices were out of my
budget.

I've heard generally good things about Acer but I was just wondering if
anyone here has experience with them, namely customer service, repairs etc
to overall build quality.

K

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August 1, 2004 8:09:06 PM

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I have an Acer TravelMate 290. The only problem I have had was a key that
popped off! Snapped right back in, no problems. Battery life is awesome,
and the price could not be beat.


"K" <"kayjaybee"@clara.net> wrote in message
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> I'm just about to purchase 13 Acer notebooks for work. It's a last minute
> thing as was about to buy some well very cheap and well specced HP Athlon
XP
> notebooks until I found out that the model was discontinued. So I've
settled
> on Acer PM 1.5GHz/512 MB/40GB. Performance wasn't an issue with my choice
> but battery life is so much better with the Pentium Ms (5 hours vs 2.5
with
> the HP AXP). I would have considered A64 but the prices were out of my
> budget.
>
> I've heard generally good things about Acer but I was just wondering if
> anyone here has experience with them, namely customer service, repairs etc
> to overall build quality.
>
> K
>
>
August 2, 2004 2:02:55 AM

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"Chris" <crice00@NOGOSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> I have an Acer TravelMate 290. The only problem I have had was a key that
> popped off! Snapped right back in, no problems. Battery life is awesome,
> and the price could not be beat.
>
>

Thanks for that. That's a similar model to what I'm looking at, the 292LMi.
Price is indeed very good and I'll probably go and put the order in
tomorrow.

K
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August 2, 2004 12:57:31 PM

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"K" <"kayjaybee"@clara.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Chris" <crice00@NOGOSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:T38Pc.2522$vp.2140@bignews2.bellsouth.net...
> > I have an Acer TravelMate 290. The only problem I have had was a key
that
> > popped off! Snapped right back in, no problems. Battery life is
awesome,
> > and the price could not be beat.
> >
> >
>
> Thanks for that. That's a similar model to what I'm looking at, the
292LMi.
> Price is indeed very good and I'll probably go and put the order in
> tomorrow.
>
> K
>
>

If you search previous postings here, you will find that there are many
people who have had terrible experiences with Acer, myself included! I have
just managed to return a batch of machines that were purchased last year -
poor reliability, unbelievable poor warranty service. Don't bother, spend
that extra few quid and purchase from a better quality make.
August 2, 2004 9:39:38 PM

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"K" <"kayjaybee"@clara.net> wrote in message
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> I'm just about to purchase 13 Acer notebooks for work. It's a last minute
> thing as was about to buy some well very cheap and well specced HP Athlon
XP
> notebooks until I found out that the model was discontinued. So I've
settled
> on Acer PM 1.5GHz/512 MB/40GB. Performance wasn't an issue with my choice
> but battery life is so much better with the Pentium Ms (5 hours vs 2.5
with
> the HP AXP). I would have considered A64 but the prices were out of my
> budget.
>
> I've heard generally good things about Acer but I was just wondering if
> anyone here has experience with them, namely customer service, repairs etc
> to overall build quality.
>
> K
>


As rich mentions Acer are pretty poor.
Acer only sell because they're cheap. They're cheap for a reason. I
wouldn't buy one
Anonymous
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August 3, 2004 1:00:00 AM

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I would leave ACER alone if I were you. Check www.whatlaptop.co.uk for
horror stories and a recent service story that took a guys computer to fix,
scratched it, wiped the drive, put the case back together wrong, the
keyboard is "warped" and they returned it without even fixing the original
problem!!

Acer and Tiny are two to beware of for sure
Anonymous
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August 3, 2004 7:04:10 AM

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>I've heard generally good things about Acer

####################
I've generally heard HORRIBLE nightmare stories about ACER...and for yeras.
BG
Anonymous
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August 3, 2004 12:42:24 PM

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You can also find that here are many people who have had GOOD experiences
with Acer, inluding me :-)

Regards,

K.Polak
Anonymous
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August 3, 2004 12:42:25 PM

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"Krystian Polak" <krpolak@poczta.onet.pl> wrote in message
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> You can also find that here are many people who have had GOOD experiences
> with Acer, inluding me :-)
>
> Regards,
>
> K.Polak
>


Can you give details?.
What was your fault and how did they deal with it that made your experience
a good one.
Anonymous
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August 3, 2004 6:18:50 PM

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Here we are. I found some errors in RAM at the begining. I went to Acer
service and 2 hours later everything was fixed.

Also, just couple weeks ago I read on this newsgroup that somebody's the
most laptops in office are Acer and all of them work fine.

Somebody else writes: "I would leave ACER alone if I were you. Check
www.whatlaptop.co.uk for
horror stories and a recent service story that took a guys computer to fix".

I can say exactly the same about every manufacturer: Dell, HP, Alienware etc
etc. You can always find not happy users.

Till now, my Acer works very fine and very hard. I am happy with this
machine (Aspire 1700).

Regards,

K.Polak
August 5, 2004 5:22:08 AM

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"Gavin" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> As rich mentions Acer are pretty poor.
> Acer only sell because they're cheap. They're cheap for a reason. I
> wouldn't buy one

Or you could do some research in a real forum like www.notebookforums.com
where people actually have knowledgeable, informed opinions.

The Acer Aspire 2012 and 2025 series are quite well thought of, especially
the 2012 at its price point.

-Dan
August 5, 2004 10:45:17 AM

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"randomize user" <no@way.com> wrote in
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>
> I would leave ACER alone if I were you. Check www.whatlaptop.co.uk for
> horror stories and a recent service story that took a guys computer to
> fix, scratched it, wiped the drive, put the case back together wrong,
> the keyboard is "warped" and they returned it without even fixing the
> original problem!!
>
> Acer and Tiny are two to beware of for sure

The person who posted the message on whatlaptop is, perhaps an
unreasonable customer who may well have caused many of the niggles
themselves e.g. not returning a laptop which was a few days old to their
retailer for replacement etc.

Not to mention almost every laptop forum I've found has this same post.
Who goes to the bother of registering a new account on every forum they
can find simply to post this type of message and then disappear? We've
all seen people who complain at the least little thing, exagerate and go
to enormous lengths in the hope of some free equipment or because of some
underlying problem they have. Not that I'm saying this must be the case
with this person but it certainly makes you think when you see the same
post everywhere.


As to the quality of Acer laptops I can't comment on the whole range but
the few models I've used have been miles better than the Dells I've used.
I'd say IBM probably makes, or should that be sells now, better quality
devices in general.

I've never used the cheaper Acer models and the support can be
questionable, not as bad as my experiences with Sony, so I guess it's a
case of paying your money and taking your chances. The quality of the
support you get from Acer seems to depend who you get at the other end of
the phone or shipment but many companies are probably like this.


As for one posters comment about Acers being cheap I'd have to disagree
since there are a range of laptops available, the upper end of which
aren't much different than many other big names pricewise.I could have
bought a number of similar centrino laptops from the likes of Sony, IBM
and Toshiba for the same price or less than I paid for my current Acer.
August 5, 2004 1:42:12 PM

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"Dan" <ebay@cdsniper.com> wrote in message
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> "Gavin" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:1091464779.38759.0@demeter.uk.clara.net...
> > As rich mentions Acer are pretty poor.
> > Acer only sell because they're cheap. They're cheap for a reason. I
> > wouldn't buy one
>
> Or you could do some research in a real forum like www.notebookforums.com
> where people actually have knowledgeable, informed opinions.
>
> The Acer Aspire 2012 and 2025 series are quite well thought of, especially
> the 2012 at its price point.
>
> -Dan
>

The true test of notebooks is aftersales imo not just the product v price
Our expereince with Acer was appauling. We had a nightmare with them.
We've used HP and Dell aftersales and both were very good.
Anonymous
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August 5, 2004 5:01:28 PM

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>
> The true test of notebooks is aftersales imo not just the product v price
> Our expereince with Acer was appauling. We had a nightmare with them.
> We've used HP and Dell aftersales and both were very good.
>
>
Probably the most under-rated brand in this newsgroup is the corporate Evo
line at HP. It's the successor to the Compaq Armada line, and still seems
to be a solid machine, although I don't currently have one. Sometime
comparing technical specs and prices, people think the corporate brands
(IBM, Dell Latitidue, HP Evo) are overpriced relative to consumer brands.
But the warranty and service are usually better.
June 29, 2010 9:46:20 AM

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1st DELL
2nd is ASUS

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