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Topic # 31157 6-Mar-2009 21:38
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Hi,
Well, I just thought I should post a topic about the many problems I've had with Acer Ferrari Laptops.
Here is the deal, they are pathetic!  Yes, as far as looks go you would have to find a macbook or an Lamborghini Asus to beat it. Its a great looking laptop but too many flaws!

Reason 1 =
Your paying for the name
Rubbish Graphics
Worthless Processor
They break all the time.

My Experiences with Acer Ferrari Laptops are not great. My business, was given 5 in 06 and in 3 years of usage, we have had to pay around $2,000 in repair fees. My latest problem was when an employee we let go gave it back to us, 2-3 days later the screen wouldn't turn on, wouldn't let us print, and the wirelesss wasn't even there.  Ofcause, we ask around and Acer can't even give these laptops away.

Conclusion is don't buy Acer Ferrari Laptops, you are paying for the name and they are slow and crash alot.

Cheers

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  Reply # 199681 6-Mar-2009 21:50
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On the other hand I have an Acer Ferrari 5000 here. If you install Windows Vista you can check the Windows Experience Index and you will see that even today it's hard to find a good laptop in store that provides the same or better results.

I actually never had any problem with my laptop in three years and just this week had it cleaned up to remove dust and to apply some new thermals paste. It's running really well.

Talking about graphics, it's a three years old model (the Ferrari 5000) and the ATI Radeon 256MB RAM was actually a really good graphics card for a laptop - more than other models at the time.

As for a three years old laptop of yours having problems with LCD, it's really hard to quantify that - how careful was your employee when handling the laptop? I for one have mine on a laptop stand all the time as my main work laptop - I actually used to carry a smaller HP tablet with me when going out (now replaced with a HP Mini Mi). The HP Tablet accidentally dropped of my backpack once, hitting the street. Would you blame HP if that laptop stopped working?






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  Reply # 199683 6-Mar-2009 22:03
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Yes but if he dropped he why was there no damage, and why did it work. The 5000 is a good laptop, but the 4000 we delt
with was to me rubbish. I've owned many laptops and the Ferrari series was a disappointment as I supported Schumacher all his Career and i wanted to like the Ferrari laptops but its just a name and the name didn't make a worth it.

Surely you agree.

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Reply # 199685 6-Mar-2009 22:07
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I wouldn't ever buy a laptop with a car maker name just because of the brand. It's clear that it's just branding, and the technologies are so different that would make no sense at all to expect anything "Ferrari" on a laptop except for colours and stickers...






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  Reply # 199687 6-Mar-2009 22:09
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One thing I would love to take and put on my macbook is the boot up sound!
When you successfully log on then great sound of the F1 Car racing past.
Sends chills up my back.

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