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    Thread: New Laptop: Acer or Asus

    1. 04-26-2012 05:35 AM #26
      My friend's acer is very nice.She has used it for three years and no repairment.

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      04-29-2012 01:42 PM #27
      I don't like how my ASUS netbook doesn't have access to the hard drive.

      You have to remove the keyboard to access the HD, but the problem is, that the cable for the keyboard is too short, and the rest of the netbook ribbon cables without connectors suck.
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      04-30-2012 12:09 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Lsos2 View Post
      Wish I could say the same. I have two (2) Dell XPS1530 laptops and they both had their graphics cards fail. One after 2 years, one after 3.

      I guess it's a known problem, and it was a Nvidia graphics card, but nevertheless....
      Trying to fix my Dell Studio XPS 1647, which locks-up completely every few minutes. Doing a low-level format and going to restore from DVD afterwards. This is the second time it has failed in CY 2012 so far... and I'm now writing this on a brand-new Macbook Pro.

      I'd stay clear from Acer, since I see far too many either get sent away for repair OR be defective in some way right out of the box. Asus, on the other hand, tends to be pretty good! HP is hit or miss, as is Dell; you're essentially playing Russian roulette with these guys. Also, oddly enough, I've seen and heard great things about Gateway. This is odd because they're owned by Acer and their products are pretty darn similar.

      If Toshiba interests you at all, they seem to be among the best, longevity wise: I have an ancient Satellite A70 that still runs to this very day...

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      04-30-2012 08:22 PM #29
      ASUS > Acer, any day of the week and twice on sundays! Just because they sound the same doesn't mean they are similar. Asus FWIW used to make the Powerbook line of laptops for Apple back in the day.
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      05-01-2012 02:22 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by thescirocco.com View Post
      I don't like how my ASUS netbook doesn't have access to the hard drive.

      You have to remove the keyboard to access the HD, but the problem is, that the cable for the keyboard is too short, and the rest of the netbook ribbon cables without connectors suck.
      So you're using a netbook to assume the reliability of an entire company?

      Maybe we should just judge GE by the quality of the lightbulbs they use to make.

    6. 05-11-2012 04:26 PM #31
      I just bought an Acer netbook before seeing this thread. I guess we'll see how accurate is that chart in a couple of years...

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      05-11-2012 06:24 PM #32
      Acer seems to be one of the better ones.
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      05-11-2012 06:34 PM #33
      I've had extensive experience with both and I say the Acer. I'm a computer tech.

      My last job we have about 400 Acer Aspire One 722 netbooks.

      At my current job we have about 500 Asus 1005"PE" netbooks.

      The Acer has a much better built case. The big thing that breaks on the Asus is the keyboards. The little plastic tabs that hold the spring in place snap with what I would consider modest pressure. I have a stash of keyboards because I replace them so often.

      The Acer didn't have any big flaws. It wasn't extremely fast - but the Asus netbooks we have at my new job have double the RAM so that's the likely cause.

      I didn't have many hardware failures. Typically hard drives from getting bonked around. Both are overall sturdy for what they cost. That's the big factor. I purchased myself an Acer, but I wouldn't buy one of the Asus. It won't last near as long.
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      05-15-2012 08:02 AM #34
      I recently got a restocked asus g53sx. So far I'm pretty happy with it.
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      05-15-2012 02:42 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      I've had extensive experience with both and I say the Acer. I'm a computer tech.

      My last job we have about 400 Acer Aspire One 722 netbooks.

      At my current job we have about 500 Asus 1005"PE" netbooks.

      The Acer has a much better built case. The big thing that breaks on the Asus is the keyboards. The little plastic tabs that hold the spring in place snap with what I would consider modest pressure. I have a stash of keyboards because I replace them so often.

      The Acer didn't have any big flaws. It wasn't extremely fast - but the Asus netbooks we have at my new job have double the RAM so that's the likely cause.

      I didn't have many hardware failures. Typically hard drives from getting bonked around. Both are overall sturdy for what they cost. That's the big factor. I purchased myself an Acer, but I wouldn't buy one of the Asus. It won't last near as long.
      And your anecdotal evidence is based on cheap Netbooks comparison... that's nice to know.

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      05-15-2012 03:15 PM #36
      This thread is about cheap netbooks =P
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      05-15-2012 06:43 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      This thread is about cheap netbooks =P
      And apparently those low end netbook represent the quality of the entire lineup of models by said company...
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    13. 05-15-2012 10:22 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by KeiCar View Post
      And apparently those low end netbook represent the quality of the entire lineup of models by said company...
      If you use extrapolation...

    14. 05-19-2012 09:30 AM #39
      Finally got around to taking apart the new Acer AOD270 netbook to upgrade the RAM. The build isn't too bad. Lots of plastic, can't expect too much from a under $300 netbook.



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      05-19-2012 02:02 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by dr_spock View Post
      If you use extrapolation...
      You can't use extrapolation on completely different products.

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      06-03-2012 11:40 PM #42
      i bought my ASUS laptop a little over 2 years ago. Just needed something for school, just internet and microsoft office is what i really cared about. Still have the laptop and never had an issue with it yet.

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