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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2013, 12:35:13 PM »
Don't go by brand, go by family or model. Obviously everything depends on your budget, but certain laptops tend to have better designs than others and are considered more durable.
would you mind listing which main brand families are considered stable/reliable?     

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2013, 02:01:12 PM »
This is what I can tell you from my experience in working on 1000's of diff laptops.

Dell:
Precision - Very powerful desktop replacements - great warranty, ridiculously expensive - Usually overpriced or overkill

Latitude - Good Laptops - Great warranty! Highly recommended for any Business environment - Sometimes expensive.

Vostro  - Lower end Business Machines - Better Priced - still durable - Usually 1 Year warranty.

XPS - The nicer looking dell machines, Some are better than others...

Inspiron - YMMV Every model is different

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013, 02:05:31 PM »
HP:

Pavilion - YMMV (Some better than others)

Probook - Stable durable business systems - Usually a little on the heavy side.

Elitebook - Business Higher end systems, usually pretty expensive

ENVY - Used to be the HP sleek and nicer systems, they pretty much replaced most of the standard pavilions now and call them either ENVY or sleekbooks

Sleekbook - like it sounds slimmer line of laptops

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2013, 02:21:22 PM »
Whats with Acer, any good?

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 02:25:50 PM »
Very YMMV - some are decent some are pretty crappy.

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2013, 03:11:38 PM »
great list, thanks.   

where do asus/toshiba/sony fit in the scheme of things?

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2013, 04:32:30 PM »
will make one soon - they don't have product lines that determine quality as well as the other ones do..

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2013, 09:16:31 AM »
Can anyone recommend a local [Lakewood] computer repair guy who can take a quick look and tell me if its hardware or software problem? (For cheap?)
I really dont wanna do a hard reset, pay shipping plus wait a couple of weeks to send to Acer if not necessary.

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2013, 10:23:38 AM »
I believe one of our ddf computer members is in lakewood, maybe he would look at it.

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2013, 02:43:25 PM »
Recently the lap top has been behaving fine, though Im still concerned. I put my ear to the laptop and I can hear that something spinning does not sound smooth, IE there is a faint, occasional rattling sound. Would this confirm a hardware problem that warrants a shipment back to acer?

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2013, 07:57:18 PM »
If you're having so many issues on a machine under warranty maybe try to get it replaced. Very possible it's a fan issue, and that's the sound you hear, and in that case it may be shutting down due to overheating.

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2013, 08:59:01 PM »
If you're having so many issues on a machine under warranty maybe try to get it replaced. Very possible it's a fan issue, and that's the sound you hear, and in that case it may be shutting down due to overheating.
Ok, Typically don't they just repair/replace a part?

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2013, 12:08:48 AM »
How old is it?

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2013, 12:27:16 AM »
I bought it ~7 months ago. manufactured I dont know.

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Re: Acer laptop seems to have hardware problems
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2013, 06:49:57 PM »
If you bought it with amex - try to repair whatever you need under manufacturers warranty, and once amex kicks in get an repair estimate for every issue and they will prob replace it if it costs enough to repair