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Old 01-26-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Does anyone else have an Acer Laptop? Mine is getting up there in age but would not reccoment getting one anymore. Keeps crashing, jumping cursors. UgH!
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Yep. I've made two netbooks and my daughter has a laptop. No problems, so I'd recommend them. Crashing? Probably a Windows problem, not the hardware (although it's possible). Jumping cursors come from many causes. In my experience Acer machines have been pretty good and the prices are usually fairly low.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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Acer is pretty good and as far as your crashing its probably a software problem created by the user :P
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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One of our computers is an Acer Aspire 5745 laptop, about 15 months old: i3, 4G ram, and has run like a top, even being dragged around the US & CDA this past summer on a 2 month car road trip. It's packed with photos, my stuff, my wife's stuff, and has never glitched. Anecdotal, I realize, but it has run very well and was not expensive.

I occasionally GOOG different desktop/laptop brands, and the 'reviews'/comments literally range from great to 'they sucks' on most any brand/model, imo. No techie here, but have had good luck with 3 different brands over the past decade and a half.
GL, mD
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We have two Acers. We love them. We still use the big monitors, keyboards and mice [mine is actually a trackball].

No problems, even after 2 years.

I run a defrag on the hard-drives weekly, and on the register weekly.

I use a selection of tools to clean and optimize the registers weekly, it keeps them running smooth.

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Old 01-28-2012, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Does anyone else have an Acer Laptop? Mine is getting up there in age but would not reccoment getting one anymore. Keeps crashing, jumping cursors. UgH!
I have a acer aspire netbook A0h157 or something like that. I had it for about two years and some change, it features a webcam and it still has windows vista sp2. I thouoght I about giving it a second life by installing ubuntu linux but nah instead I just use it for lite webrowsing and word processing and thats it. My heavy duty computing is down on my hp desktop which has crashed but which I was able to fix, I love windows 7. Most of my mobile computing is shifed from my acer netbook to my newly Kindle fire tablet. I wont by acer again in my honest opinion however if your on a budget go for it and use it lightly and not be a power user of any acer products. Lately acer products have been getting better as they expand in the computer consumer market.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I have 3 and I really like them.
My oldest is dying (7.5 years old) , but I've got a One for travel and my regular laptop is Acer as well.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Acer Laptops - CNET Reviews

My professional opinion is that I don't see a lot of Acer laptops come into the shop for hardware problems. I can't say specifically if it is because they are not particularly common or popular, or if it is design quality.

Realistically, laptops are getting so cheap as to the point they are becoming semi-disposable. If you spend $400 on a laptop and it dies in three years, you've gotten your money out of it. I've seen $1200 laptops die in less time.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Acer Laptops - CNET Reviews

My professional opinion is that I don't see a lot of Acer laptops come into the shop for hardware problems. I can't say specifically if it is because they are not particularly common or popular, or if it is design quality.

Realistically, laptops are getting so cheap as to the point they are becoming semi-disposable. If you spend $400 on a laptop and it dies in three years, you've gotten your money out of it. I've seen $1200 laptops die in less time.
I tend to agree with this. I've gotten 8 years out of my $2400 dell laptop. That's still about $300 a year. And that $2400 doesn't cover the extended warranty that covered replacing both the mother board and LCD in the first few years.

Honestly for that I could have bought a new $600 machine every two years.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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I tend to agree with this. I've gotten 8 years out of my $2400 dell laptop. That's still about $300 a year. And that $2400 doesn't cover the extended warranty that covered replacing both the mother board and LCD in the first few years.

Honestly for that I could have bought a new $600 machine every two years.
And let me qualify my statements with this: It truly depends on for what you are using the laptop. If you are using it online, writing, spreadsheets, emails, etc--you don't need a $1000 laptop.

If you're using it as a workstation, doing CAD or some serious gaming, you can justify the expense--and probably wouldn't be here in the first place.
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