Computer Question :)

  • AlexGuess

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    Dec 25, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    Merry Christmas everybody, yesterday I got one of this new slim laptops, true is I've never liked them but it's a new laptop so i'll get used to it, so I wanted opinions from people who really know about this stuff, the brand is aspireone from acer
    http://www.acer.com/aspireone/
    I'll be gratefull for your comments (;
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    Dec 25, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    UGH it's lighter than my Macbook air!!
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    Dec 26, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    Seems pretty good to me. Only heard good things about acer products.
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    Dec 26, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
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  • AlexGuess

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    Dec 26, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    Uh illegal?
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    Dec 26, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    AlexGuess saidMerry Christmas everybody, yesterday I got one of this new slim laptops, true is I've never liked them but it's a new laptop so i'll get used to it, so I wanted opinions from people who really know about this stuff, the brand is aspireone from acer
    http://www.acer.com/aspireone/
    I'll be gratefull for your comments (;

    Lately, Acer laptops have been pretty good. Particularly the Timeline series. I'm not much of a fan of the Atom CPU anymore. They're great for light/casual computing. But not very good for "heavy lifting" tasks. You might see the video choke a little whenever you watch an HD video on YouTube or whatever. But it's not a big deal.

    It's powerful enough for day to day stuff like web browsing, email, writing papers, syncing with your MP3 player, and so on. Plus, it's light weight and has great battery life.

    Like I mentioned previously, you just have to keep in mind that the Atom CPU has some limitations on performance.
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    Dec 26, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    I had an ACER once.

    Never again. They suck!
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    Dec 26, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    Viroth saidUGH it's lighter than my Macbook air!!


    It's also a netbook. Your MacBook Air is a full laptop with a real keyboard and screen icon_wink.gif.
  • jrs1

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    Dec 26, 2009 4:48 AM GMT

    I am not a fan of Acer myself, I don't agree with their ' quality. ' as has been mentioned, day-to-day usage will suit you but ' heavier ' tasks will begin to take a toll. make sure to clean out your fan of debris, keep the downloads to a light level, and shut your computer off when mobile (this may go without saying).
  • ScotXY

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    Dec 26, 2009 5:20 AM GMT
    Lets just say I work for a 4 Letter Word Company

    And i was and had 5 of their systems.

    Now i have 2 left 1 is plugged in other in storage.

    I am a Mac guy now. iPhone / TimeCapsule / Apple TV / Apple Airport Express / MacBook Pro 15 April 09 / and Now iMac27.

    Trying to find a computer that will do everything you want and need is what the key to this question.

    1. - What are you going to do with it?
    2. - What applications do you need to have?
    3. - Where are you going to use it?
    4. - Are you going to be traveling with it?
    5. - How much time do you need on battery with it?
    6. - How are you going to connect to Internet?
    7. - What is your budget?
    8. - What are your minimum requirements for the system configuration?

    If we have some of this we can really help you find options out there .... and get you the best fit for what you need.
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    Dec 26, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    Acer Aspire has some cool features. They don't have a great reputation for service, but, hopefully, you won't need that.

    Enjoy your new computer!
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    Dec 26, 2009 8:15 AM GMT
    The Acer "TravelMate" line was originally Texas Instruments.
    Acer bought them out (a long time ago). Not sure how that impacted quality.