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Wannabe Geek
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#11983 22-Feb-2007 03:12
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hi guys
i m planning to buy Acer Aspire 5571ANWXMi-DC n getting for around 40k(indian currency). can u frnds out there suggest me abt the acer's it if anyone has used it.??
actually for the same configuration in compaq i m getting for 51k.
and if i go with this acer model i will be saving around 10k...but i m doubtful for the performance and all that stuff....will it be worth buying the acer notebook.......
frnds do reply soon as this will be the first gadget i will be buying from my own help me out guys........

someone in my compnay told me that acer notebboks are not so good..they give it true??
plz help me out frnds..........


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#61608 22-Feb-2007 16:03
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If my experience this week is to go by then avoid Acer like the plague :-

Customer brought in a 13 month old Acer laptop with a defective DVD drive.  "no problem" says I having previously had parts from NEC and HP couriered over within 24 hours.

Over the past 8 days I've made 7 phone calls to Acer New Zealand.  To cut a long story short, I've phoned their head office general number, their spares department (it never gets answered), their Wellington sales office and I'm just getting nowhere.  Their receptionist has taken my details 4 times.  I've left a message with her manager on his answering phone.  To date I've not heard a thing back.

When I suggested to the receptionist I was considering phoning Acer Australia she asked me why "didn't I do this?".  "Why should I have to?  It's a New Zealand laptop" was my response.

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  #61620 22-Feb-2007 16:58
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I worked at smiths city where there only supplied nec and acer .. not a great choice but we didnt have any problems with the acer laptops (different story nec).I'd say invest in a toshiba.

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  #61622 22-Feb-2007 17:03
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I generally have no problems with acer, i have bought 6 or so within the last few years, one had a dead pixel but i did not notice until around three months after it being bought, as i had no use for it, i told acer and they replaced it with a new laptop just like that.

However they have been having very bad delays at teh moment with gettign parts from australia. If you are claiming under waranty then Sanjay is a good guy to talk to.

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  #61624 22-Feb-2007 17:09
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i have had an acer laptop for about 2 1/2 years. Bought it because it had similar specs to the higher priced compaqs. Only gripe have been the lack of infra red despite it being included in the specs. Found it a year later while messing about i the bios setup screen. it was turned off by default so didn't show up anywhere in windows. Also the free norton anti virus wasn't loaded on, on a desktop shortcut to nowwhere. The optical drive has given up the ghost just recently but it has has a bit of a hammering. oh and check the battery life. Mine is always in the house plugged in (battery life 40 mins) so it didn't bother too me but my missus has a dell and it is nice to be able to be mobile and the computer stay on long enough to watch a movie.  

All up it isn't too bad but make sure the specs meet what you want.  I bought mine without too much knowledge but would definately have a better idea of preferences now. And make sure there is plenty of RAM at least space for ram . I have 512mb and it struggles these days.

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