- Acer laptops – any good?
My HP laptop has gone to meet its maker and so I need a replacement, which will preferably not break the bank (baby imminent!) for a decent mid-range spec.
For what I want, I've seen an Acer Aspire laptop that looks good value, a good bit cheaper than the comparable HP or Dell offerings. Any notorious issues I should be aware of?Posted 9 years agohigthepigMember
Got 2 of them for my kids to use when they are away at school, had them for over a year now, one without problems, on the other one the screen died. Apparently it is a known problem with the wide-screen Acer's, that if you are not careful opening the screen, you can kill it, if you pull it open from a corner the LCD screen does not like it and dies. A quick internet search found an excellent company who supplied a replacement a day or two later, an hour later the thing was restored to working order. The moral of the story is, open the screen from the middle and not the corner, otherwise no problems and would probably buy one again.Posted 9 years email@example.comMember
I'd go with a Thinkpad or something from Sony personally. The new Thinkpad X100 Edge is a mega thing for the money, much nicer than a netbook, but at a cheap price.
Acer should be good, but you'll get a better quality product from HP, Apple, Sony or Lenevo in my experience.
Neil @ FawkesPosted 9 years agotandemwarriorsMember
Am reading this on an Acer Aspire 3000. Was bargain basement model over 3 years ago and still going fine, despite some less than delicate handling.
The battery isn't great, lost its life pretty quickly. Non OEM batteries cause the laptop to crash on startup, a phenomenon that baffled the local PC shop until they saw a number of Acers all doing the same thing!
Would happily buy again.
RobPosted 9 years agoZoneMember
Acer make laptops for a host of other names but spec of theirs seems better… I,m going to type quietly now just in case my old Acer 1800 hears me…. and decides to kick up a fuss…
They do seem very tough… and this one never seems to slow for basic work and family usage… and has 17" screen and windows media set up so gets used for everything… it often gets stored on its end next to the sofa… 😳
I would buy again… 😀Posted 9 years agoatlazMember
Daffy – Mine is considerably more reliable than the Toshiba, Sony, Dell and IBM/Lenovo laptops I've had over the last 8-10 years.
BTW, if you're one of those laptop users where it sits on a desk most of the time, pull the battery out when you have it on the mains power and sitting on your desk. My acer battery life is quite decent because of doing this (probably down 20% on new).Posted 9 years agostumpy01Member
My parent's bought an Acer and the spec is great for the money. Whenever I've used it, I've been quite impressed with it.
They don't use it a great deal though (perhaps 3-4 times/week of web browsing & basic photo editing), so I can't really comment on reliability.
My brother in law just got a great deal on an HP laptop with widescreen & full number keyboard. I think it was £399 & it's quite a high spec – don't know where from though, sorry.Posted 9 years agoMidnighthourMember
I have an Acer Aspire one netbook. Had it (gussing) about 18 months/2 years. I use it for multiple hours every day. It really gets hammered. Very pleased with it. Will certainly look at buying an Acer again when it needs replacing. A friend bought an identical one and has been very happy with it too.
With other laptop brands, I have found Toshiba very reliable, as well as Acer.Posted 9 years ago
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