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Old 03-09-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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I was looking at some Acer laptops that were on special. Are Acers reliable? What is their tech support like? Anyone know? They sell them locally around here more than any other brand, so that's what made me consider them.

Looking for something with:

  • Wireless internet built-in
  • A dialup modem built-in, unless someone can suggest another way to connect to dialup that is easy
  • 1024MB of RAM most preferably
  • Windows Vista preinstalled
  • Probably a video card rather than onboard if possible
  • Not too expensive (in or under the $1000 range)
Ideas?



Was thinking specifically this:



http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Pr...4B341127A1058E
http://www.pccanada.com/viewitem.asp?id=5878
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Toshiba Satellite P100-240

good, cheap laptop with all those features.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:38 PM   #3
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Also need to be able to purchase from http://www.thesourcecc.ca
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acer is lame. their optical drives in their laptops suck

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I personally like the HP dv line, two of my friends own them and I haven't heard many complaints.
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alienware fits all of those i think... heres a link:
http://www.alienware.com/configurato...-LT-AREA51M555
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alienware fits all of those i think... heres a link:
http://www.alienware.com/configurato...-LT-AREA51M555
the thing is with alienware, it more than likely won't be fitting into his budget, not one fitting into his description anyway.
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theres one at 1049 i think that fits everything. graphics card, a core 2 duo, integrated dial up modem using an ethernet cable, not phone line! thats awesome. has vista too.
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If you mean the one that you posted earlier, the Core 2 Duo is definitely a plus, but an x1400 is a rather weak card for todays standards, the Vista it provides is Vista Basic as well, which is a completely stripped down version of Vista Home Premium so you wouldn't really be using Vista to it's utmost potential.
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Why don't you consider Dell? They ship world wide plus, they're cheaper than their competiton when it comes to Core 2 Duo setups.
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