Acer TravelMate 8204 WLMi Notebook

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  1. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Anyone here got one or knows someone who does? I'm looking into getting a notebook and have read mixed reviews on this one.

    Curious if anyone has anything to say on this one.
     
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    I've never heard anything good about Acer
     
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    Acers are generally solid in my experience. We've got a shitload of them at work and thier failure rate isn't any worse then any other type, model or make of machine we have.
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    I worked at Office Max for 4 years, and in that time I saw more Acer products returned than any other (Lexmark was a close second though) especially their scanners. Man those things were crap. With notebook pc's you really get what you pay for. You can get a Dell notebook on the cheap.
     
  5. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    It seems that the online reviews tend to lean me away from this one. It's ok as I found a fairly similar speced system on Dell for about $700 less.
     
  6. Joe Moore

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    $700 less?! That's a pretty decent price difference. Did you have to make any major concessions, such as memory or hd space?
     
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    I have an Acer laptop, its fucking awesome, had no problems with it whatsoever...
     
  8. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    The Acer system was quoted at $2499 CAD, the Dell I configured came in at $1700 CAD and change (with the $650 off coupon)

    I gave up 20 GB in HD (100 GB vs 120 GB), lost 1 GB ram (1 GB vs 2GB), no built in cam or media card reader (not a big deal for me).

    Everything else was close enough for me to be happy. And the price kicked ass for what I was looking for.

    Yay Dell... and more importantly... Yay Dell coupons!!!
     
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    I knew this guy that was nicknamed Acer. He could get laid without trying.
     

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