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ASUS vs. ACER
Jeruselem 
23/3/08 11:39:49 PM
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One thing with ASUS laptops, check the battery - a lot of them only support the meek 6 cell batteries like my A8Jp which cannot use 9 cell batteries. I'd get the models with 9 cell battery.


Edited by Jeruselem: 23/3/2008 11:43:35 PM

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Werewolf 
29/4/08 7:21:48 PM
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ASUS=WIN ACER=LOSS

Don't go for any Acer laptops that are really dodgy and have no customer service. Try an Asus G1S They are 15.4 and have a T7500, 8600gt graphics, Lightscribe or Blu ray drive, Wireless N, 2-4 GB of RAM and a fairly good battery life.

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-80 
2/5/08 12:19:51 AM
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I'd always go the ASUS over the ACER.

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tantryl 
7/5/08 1:28:08 AM
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I'd compare prices and warranties and make my choice accordingly.

I've seen plenty of well put together Acer notebooks and plenty of poorly put together Asus notebooks, and vice versa.

Plus the Asus warranty centre in Perth ain't so grand whereas Acer have a decent system in place.

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ecroF 
28/5/08 7:03:20 PM
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Has the OP Purchased yet??? This thread was started yonks ago!

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Khirareq 
29/5/08 3:08:15 PM
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Quote by ecroF
Has the OP Purchased yet??? This thread was started yonks ago!



Curious myself - Those partial specs he gave on the ASUS laptop sound like the F3C (iirc) model, which sports a 8400GM graphics - Sadly they're shit cause of it >.<

Was looking at one myself, until I saw the benchmarks on it


Edited by Khirareq: 29/5/2008 3:08:31 PM

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Jeruselem 
30/5/08 11:48:18 AM
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Quote by Khirareq
Quote by ecroF
Has the OP Purchased yet??? This thread was started yonks ago!



Curious myself - Those partial specs he gave on the ASUS laptop sound like the F3C (iirc) model, which sports a 8400GM graphics - Sadly they're shit cause of it >.<

Was looking at one myself, until I saw the benchmarks on it


Edited by Khirareq: 29/5/2008 3:08:31 PM



nVidia 8600M is the GPU to look at there. I haven't seen any 8800M GPUs in Australian sold lappies yet.

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-80 
31/5/08 9:15:21 AM
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Quote by ecroF
Has the OP Purchased yet??? This thread was started yonks ago!


I didn't think that was the point!

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lunchbox1988 
31/5/08 6:21:35 PM
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HP and ASUS are the best for support, go te 12 inch asus in the ultra portable section depending on budget.

It has 9500Gm 256MB GPU and is pretty fucking win if you ask me.

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D3M0N 
1/6/08 7:15:51 PM
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Quote by Voightkampff
Asus. Asus. Asus. Asus.

It's all about build quality and service. Acer differentiate themselves in the market by cramming the highest specs into the cheapest frames and selling for the lowest prices, which is all well and good until they fall apart. You have to remember that this won't be a computer you can take apart and fix yourself, you're going to be relying on manufacturer support for the smallest hardware issues.



Plus 1 Definately ASUS vs Acer is there even a need for this thread?

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.50AE 
6/6/08 10:28:57 PM
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Quote by ozgamer
Acer = bad. My brother works at HT and cannot believe the number of returns they've had for Acer products, not to mention the uselessness of their support dept.



Yeah just remember he also sells a shit load more Acers than the others. I do agree though, Acers are 100% budget PC's. If you did get one I would recommend you consider getting an extended warranty if you can. Asus way better than Acer. Toshiba has one of the best reps in the industry but they do cost more and their new styling I find a little off putting. Plus the rep doesn't guarantee that that particular model isn't a POS.

Dell could be worth a look too as someone has mentioned. Some of the AMD ones are pretty cheap. I would think you would be better off in the long run with an AMD chip and 2GB of RAM than a core 2 duo and only one 1GB. But if you plan on upgrading yourself then yeah get the intel.

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sora3 
8/6/08 8:38:07 PM
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Depends. Lucky for me, I'm able to see all the new lappies from Asus, HP and as well as Acer for some unknown reason. From the above, I do prefer HP as they give great support. Asus is also okay but it depends on which model you got. Some of the cheaper and high end models do have their share of problems but not as bad as Acer.

I've had many Acer systems come back to the warehouse where I have to almost constantly call Acer support which is so annoying as if their entire centre is almost full of idiots or half-trained technicians. I suppose it's just luck I've constantly been keeping in contact with a great technie that seems to know what's he's doing.

But generally, Asus first due to the included bundle and as well as the lower rate of returns, then HP and then Acer...seriously, the bundle they have with their laptops is just so.....shonky...

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-80 
9/6/08 9:09:17 AM
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HP have crap support.
Try finding XP drivers for a Vista laptop.

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Khirareq 
11/6/08 9:15:28 AM
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Quote by -80
HP have crap support.
Try finding XP drivers for a Vista laptop.



Why buy a Vista laptop to run XP?

'course your going to have those issues - Happens everytime a new OS comes out, and should be expected


What pisses me off about ASUS is, they market these damn laptops as gaming devices - Where the hell is the updated video drivers? I had to modify standard ATi catalyst drivers and force install them just so I could play Quake Wars - And the system is running so much better now too

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Jeruselem 
11/6/08 10:21:36 AM
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Laptop vendors are always a bit slow with their VGA/Video drivers ...

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david.gordon.lane 
12/6/08 1:56:38 AM
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Between me and my Dad we have owned most brands of laptops, he has had Dell, Acer, Toshiba and Pioneer. I have had Sony, HP, and my current is an Asus.

Dell = medium build quality but great turn around time for repairs.
Acer = very bad build quality and terrible support.
Toshiba = good build quality, ok customer support but expensive products.
Pioneer = always gets a good review but the build quality on the one we had was horrible the plastics near the hinge cracked after 2 weeks, customer service was ok but they take their time.
Sony = way over priced but good quality and surprisingly good after sales support.
HP = Great build quality had it for 3 1/2 years and the only reason i replaced it was because someone broke into my house and stole it, never needed after sales support so i can't comment.
Asus = My current is an X55SV and it is quite and feels very solid, there is some flex in the keyboard, but that is only around the top center of the keyboard and was about equal to the flex in the HP. The pricing was good at $1600 i got a T8300 with a 9500M GS GPU dedicated 512Mb RAM, thats all i can say for the moment but from the last day or 2 it has left me feeling secure in the strength of the laptop.

Hope that helps other people as well. So for personal i would recommend either HP or Asus, and for businesses get a Dell with there extra warranties and what not.

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smoothsmooth 
10/7/08 5:23:28 PM
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Edited by smoothsmooth: 10/7/2008 05:24:59 PM

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smoothsmooth 
10/7/08 5:25:05 PM
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Sorry if this has already been said, but the crucial thing is to weigh up power with battery life - define what you want it for and the answer is obvious...

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Fuchal 
25/7/08 11:44:41 PM
Serf
Go an Asus. I just purchased one, and the only laptop I would buy over the Asus (if I won lotto) would be an Alienware MX15.

I too looked at Mac notebooks, but they are over priced and get very hot.

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BOOBOO 
27/7/08 11:30:01 PM
Primarch

Asus all the way man, i wouldnt touch acer with a 20ft barge pole.

i recently bought an Asus lappy

HDMI
E SATA
4BG ram
512 dedicated 9500GS
2.4 core2
320GB HD

1400 dollars

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