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  #1484136 3-Feb-2016 09:12
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I think it would be a hard sell to say the laptop isn't fit for purpose in you specific case.

Also did the laptop update when first booted?

How would Acer know what changes MS would make in the future?

Your beef seems to lay with MS.

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  #1484146 3-Feb-2016 09:30
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dickytim: 

Your beef seems to lay with MS.

 

Doesn't everyone's?

 

 





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  #1484180 3-Feb-2016 10:07
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Rikkitic:

 

dickytim: 

Your beef seems to lay with MS.

 

Doesn't everyone's?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unhelpful much?

 

 


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  #1484195 3-Feb-2016 10:29
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People still by Acer? Sounds like you were thinking with your wallet.

 

 

 

Acer is NOT quality or reliability


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  #1484603 3-Feb-2016 17:22
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Rikkitic:

 

dickytim: 

Your beef seems to lay with MS.

 

Doesn't everyone's?

 

 

 

Nope.

 

I think the days of "Micro$oft" are over, and Microsoft stopped being evil a long time ago. They make some really great products (they also make some terrible ones but it's not like every OSS product is a smash hit lol)

 

 





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  #1484608 3-Feb-2016 17:35
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BTR:

 

People still by Acer? Sounds like you were thinking with your wallet.

 

 

 

Acer is NOT quality or reliability

 

 

 

 

Believe me when I tell you I dislike Acer a lot, I wouldn't be caught dead with one and I wouldn't recommend them to someone I didn't like let alone someone I did like, however, price IS a valid criteria for purchase of electronics (Not one I prefer), and he should still be 

 

able to expect a functioning product out of the box. It may not last as long and support may be worse than with a more premium brand, and it may not be a great performing device, but it should FUNCTION.

 

 

 

Your comment would be more valid if he was complaining about performance, or longer term reliability.


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  #1484618 3-Feb-2016 17:45
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I have had two acers, and have never had problems with them, apart from them being average performance. One was business grade, so was probably better quality as a result. But they are the sort of PC you buy on price.


 
 
 
 


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  #1484636 3-Feb-2016 18:00
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Lias:

 

I think the days of "Micro$oft" are over, and Microsoft stopped being evil a long time ago. They make some really great products (they also make some terrible ones but it's not like every OSS product is a smash hit lol)

 

 

I don't think they are evil either, or driven by greed, but they still manage to really annoy people with some of their OS design decisions.

 

 

 

 





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  #1484640 3-Feb-2016 18:06
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networkn:

 

Believe me when I tell you I dislike Acer a lot, I wouldn't be caught dead with one and I wouldn't recommend them to someone I didn't like let alone someone I did like, however, price IS a valid criteria for purchase of electronics (Not one I prefer), and he should still be able to expect a functioning product out of the box. It may not last as long and support may be worse than with a more premium brand, and it may not be a great performing device, but it should FUNCTION.

 

 

I would really like my little Acer netbook except for the unforgiveably crappy touchpad that freezes at random intervals for no apparent reason. It has done this since it was new, many others have the same issue, and there is absolutely no excuse for that kind of thing.

 

 

 

 





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  #1484805 3-Feb-2016 21:53
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scuwp:

 

Acer use to be a brand to avoid at all costs due to poor build quality if nothing else.  I have seen/heard nothing that changes my view on that.  

 

OP...as already mentioned just take it back to the shop.  

 

 

 

 

just went to ascent.co.nz online, looked at desktops by brand - and for reliability Acer was one of the highest

 

 


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  #1484806 3-Feb-2016 21:54
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Rikkitic:

 

dickytim: 

Your beef seems to lay with MS.

 

Doesn't everyone's? 

 

 

No.





 

 

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  #1484809 3-Feb-2016 22:02
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And the stupidity continues.

 

 

 

I am looking for a decent workstation. I around $3500 is spend. Shouldn't be too hard.

 

Dells site - lost my saved cart three times. Their chat / support staff are multi tasking on 2+ calls at same time. Answers to questions come at least 2-3 minutes after it is asked.

 

Carts sent to staff to configure with extra options come back next day and are invalid, not found, in error and still dont show in my profile.

 

2.5 hours spent on chat, another 2 hours spent trolling their extremely slow site - I give up. Was chatting with a sales staff, told him what I wanted, 12 minutes in, no answers to questions told him he had 10 minutes to wrap this up or I would take my money else where. WE didnt even get question 1 answered.

 

 

 

Lenovoa site - first page didnt load all elements (200 / 200 fibre, i7 laptop, Windoze 10, latest mozilla firefox ( ME crapped out yesterday after updates ... again!!!!!)

 

HP - found what I wanted - http://www8.hp.com/nz/en/products/workstations/product-detail.html?oid=5225033

 

now I challenge anyone to figure out how to buy that sucker online. i certainly cant.

 

The aquire website you are sent to cant even find the product, links to buy take you to generic how to buy pages, the support page tells you how to get chat help - but there are no lonks .... and again no sale.

 

 

 

How blimmin hard can it be to spend $3500?   coz 6 days later I'm still blowed if I know how to.

 

PS dick Smith, Noel Leemings, PBTech, etc etc etc dont stock pro workstations, core i5 with raid 1 hdd, 3,5", 1TB 7200 RPM. 8-16GB ram minimum and ideally windows 7.

 

 

 

Ascent.co.nz - looked for an i5 with tower case (SFF wont hold 2 x HDD and optical) and when I set the brnd to HP said none available when sorted by case type. howver sorted by brand - I get 244 hits, most of them without the specs the search filter shows.

 

 

 

Seriosuly - shoppping cart web sites are getting crappier and crappier. They should be goal driven - task focused - not full of PR crud and advertisng crap -

 

 




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  #1484810 3-Feb-2016 22:04
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dickytim: I think it would be a hard sell to say the laptop isn't fit for purpose in you specific case.

Also did the laptop update when first booted?

How would Acer know what changes MS would make in the future?

Your beef seems to lay with MS.

 

 

 

A laptop that runs like a dog (i7, 8GB ram etc) from the word go, whose screen fails to refresh whose display settings resultsin cant find xxxx.dll or exe errors - straight out of the box?   Not fit for purpose and I'm sure as hades not going to pay anyone to fix a newly purchased $1700 laptop. I didnt pay for a shirty atom, 2GB, POS.

 

 




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  #1484811 3-Feb-2016 22:06
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BTR:

 

People still by Acer? Sounds like you were thinking with your wallet.

 

 

 

Acer is NOT quality or reliability

 

 

 

 

ascent.co.nz quality rating scale would disagree much - they doa lot of turnover and the scales is from client feed back so would take it as fairly independently accurate.

 

 


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  #1484823 3-Feb-2016 22:07
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nunz:

 

And the stupidity continues.

 

 

 

I am looking for a decent workstation. I around $3500 is spend. Shouldn't be too hard.

 

Dells site - lost my saved cart three times. Their chat / support staff are multi tasking on 2+ calls at same time. Answers to questions come at least 2-3 minutes after it is asked.

 

Carts sent to staff to configure with extra options come back next day and are invalid, not found, in error and still dont show in my profile.

 

2.5 hours spent on chat, another 2 hours spent trolling their extremely slow site - I give up. Was chatting with a sales staff, told him what I wanted, 12 minutes in, no answers to questions told him he had 10 minutes to wrap this up or I would take my money else where. WE didnt even get question 1 answered.

 

 

 

Lenovoa site - first page didnt load all elements (200 / 200 fibre, i7 laptop, Windoze 10, latest mozilla firefox ( ME crapped out yesterday after updates ... again!!!!!)

 

HP - found what I wanted - http://www8.hp.com/nz/en/products/workstations/product-detail.html?oid=5225033

 

now I challenge anyone to figure out how to buy that sucker online. i certainly cant.

 

The aquire website you are sent to cant even find the product, links to buy take you to generic how to buy pages, the support page tells you how to get chat help - but there are no lonks .... and again no sale.

 

 

 

How blimmin hard can it be to spend $3500?   coz 6 days later I'm still blowed if I know how to.

 

PS dick Smith, Noel Leemings, PBTech, etc etc etc dont stock pro workstations, core i5 with raid 1 hdd, 3,5", 1TB 7200 RPM. 8-16GB ram minimum and ideally windows 7.

 

 

 

Ascent.co.nz - looked for an i5 with tower case (SFF wont hold 2 x HDD and optical) and when I set the brnd to HP said none available when sorted by case type. howver sorted by brand - I get 244 hits, most of them without the specs the search filter shows.

 

 

 

Seriosuly - shoppping cart web sites are getting crappier and crappier. They should be goal driven - task focused - not full of PR crud and advertisng crap -

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Lounge.

 

Build your own PC online - hundreds of options, excellent build quality.

 

Their main interest is gaming PCs, but they will build you a conventional desktop PC.

 

 

 

 





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