lbedford at lbedford.org
Fri Aug 1 10:08:27 IST 2003
On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 04:49:29AM -0400, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm thinking of buying an Acer 1312XC laptop...
> ...and was wondering if any of you had any horror stories about
> Acer laptops, or any suggestions about alternatives.
I've had my acer TM 803 for a month and a bit now.. behaves perfectly
well as long as I don't use Windows :)
> In its favour: adequate ram, adequate hdd, adequate cpu, adequate
> resolution, 10/00, modem, firewire, usb2, cdrw/dvd, s-vid, trackpad,
> tolerable warranty.
> In its, um, disfavour: Warranty is only 2 years and it's c&r, no WiFi,
> no bluetooth, big (14"), heavy (3kg). Also, it's neither an ibook 
> nor a dell .
There is an extension to a 3 year warranty. And Apple and Sony only do 1
year by default. Even Dell Inspirons default to a 1 year warranty I think.
> Oh, it has one big pro: it's surprisingly cheap.
Yup.. this machine was much much cheaper than the equivalent dell/sony/ibm,
and has some stuff the dell didn't have.
> What do you think? Am I mad to buy an Acer? Am I mad to buy /this/
> Acer? Any horror stories? Has anybody any experiences with Linux
> on these beasties? (I assume it'll work, but if anybody knows
> differently... :-)
www.linux-on-laptops.net or something like that
www.tuxmobil.org has some good info too.
And of course, the old stalwart, warts and all, Google.
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