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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by BGBG, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. BGBG

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    Dont know if this belongs here but I will begin here. Getting new Verizon 25/25 Mbps Internet tomorrow. Have decided not to try to use the old desktops even if possible. Considering a $400 or $450 Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, at local walmart. This is the model.
    Acer Midnight Black 15.6" Aspire E 15 E5-571-563B Laptop PC with Intel Core i5-4210U Processor, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 8.1

    Is this a good brand and buy for a new wireless connection with mostly basic needs? Brief specs:

    Acer 15.6" Aspire E 15 E5-571-563B Laptop PC:
    Key Features and Benefits:

    •Intel Core i5-4210U processor
    1.70GHz (up to 2.70GHz via Turbo boost), 3MB L3 Cache

    •6GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 16GB)
    Gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work

    •1TB SATA hard drive on the Aspire E 15 E5-571-563B Acer 15.6" Laptop PC with Intel Core i5 4210U Processor
     
  2. BGBG

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    Never mind - made decision to do it.
     
  3. Tony D

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    Acer is bottom-of-the line.

    Specs look good.

    If you're not running Windows 8 yet, you'll be in for some learing as the user interface is different than XP, Vista, and Windows 7. There are tweeks you can use to make it more like XP.

    What's the price?
     
  4. BGBG

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    Dont know, Tony. Saw one in Walmart for $449 marked down from 499. Then saw one on Walmart site available in store only for 399. Then it disappeared and I couldnt find it again and only found reviews. Decided to stop trying so hard and rethink it. Maybe it was store only and goes away when sold. Not looking for top of line and maybe a Dell or HP would be better. Then all the phones went out today because Verizon said they had area network outage and no dial tone. Later they came back on. Not my day. Do think I will get another laptop and even entry level will be much better than any I now have.
    Not sure if it is a good idea to get windows 10 or upgrade to it. Last time I did upgrade w98 to ME many things would no longer work and in 2 months I rolled back to 98se. Some seem to like 10 and others seem not to.
     
  5. Tony D

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    I think you'll be OK upgrading a new machine, either W7 or W8, to W10.
     
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    BG Bottom of the barrel for me. I had a new Acer 2 years ago and it wasn't cheap and I hated everything about it. Power Management never worked right so I tried Windows 7 on it but never found a video driver that was good so went back to Windows 8 and Acronis failed me and I lost the hard drive. Sent it back to Acer and they replaced drive and I sold it on Amazon. Keyboard floated like it wasn't attached. I hated that thing.
     
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    Lenovo by far the best. I love my Sony which is what I have bit probably too pricey for you. Dell Small Business OK but no HP ever are complete junk and Dell consumer line real crap as well IMHO!
     
  8. DSTM (Dougie)

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    Lenovo and ASUS are my picks. The other brands don't even come close.:)
     
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    Yes Asus also quite good, I forgot that one.
     
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    Decided to wait. But now think I will consider Lenovo and Asus. Never heard of them before I saw them. Good to have some positive feedback.
     
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    BG, Lenovo is the Chinese company who bought IBM and they maintained the excellent standards. Asus is an excellent maker of motherboards and video cards!
     
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    Dell Business laptops are also quite good, in my opinion.
     
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    I didn't care for the trackpad on the last Lenovo I bought. It kinda floated. Didn't like it at all. I kinda remember there were a few other things I didn't like about that Lenovo. I was a fan of them. Maybe they were experimenting with some new ideas.

    I do like the Dell business laptops.
     
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    For my input, ever since the introduction of those trackpads, I can't work with them, regardless of the make or model of laptop, and always use an external USB mouse. These days small simple USB hard wired optical things are cheap enough and give little trouble. So if finding a problem using the track pad, in most cases they can be disabled, if only the tap or touch function of them, and use a small mouse is my two penny worth of advice.

    Nev.
     
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    I can't really use the touchpads either. I always use a wireless mouse on all laptops.
     
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    Yeah me too and I also agree about the Dell business laptops as well. You know we should also say that there is a huge difference in Lenovos between the Thinkpads and the other labels. The Thinkpads were the ones that did not have the spyware issues with that browser problem we got into a firestorm here about some time ago, as they are business division quality as well. Known for durable design the Thinkpads are the only laptops certified for use in US Space Stations. Frequent flyers knew the IBM Thinkpad as the only laptops that didn't shut down in flight when the airplane hit an air pocket and dropped 50' and thus were always the best thought of by
    fellow travelers.
     

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