It really depends, bittorrent is a nice p2p network that gets good speeds (as long as you upload in proportion to what you download)
80 KB/s (640 kbps) is not that hard to max out about half of the time.
Shanto - It's just the way Acer partition it, I'm not sure exactly why they chose two partitions (FAT32 for XP....why?!).
I think that every time you restore using the the provided cds, it will create those same two partitions.
slinger, it might still be worth contacting Acer by email or phone just in case they have modified their policy and have not yet updated the site. (It's a long shot, but it does happen from time to time)
SideBurns - no problem at all, I was only mentioning the fact that the 2012WLMi does not have the arcade partition just so you know that I didn't have first hand knowledge about how to deal with it.
The 2000 series and 202X series have the arcade hardware, and the hd partition. The 201X does not have either, it only comes with the Aspire Arcade windows suite which is essentially useless for me since I prefer different program for dvd watching/burning to those...
slinger, I'm not sure if it applies in the UK, but Ferrari3200 mentioned that Acer may have changed their policy.
Also, in the UK you are legally entitled to return a product for a refund (not including postage fees) for any reason at all within 7 days from the date of reciept. This applies to all goods purchased from the TV, mail-order or online and is called the Distance Selling Act (of 2000 I think)
Originally Posted by Jeff F.
@Odie: I ended up saying "what the hell" and ordered the drive. Should be here Friday. I'll take a few pictures of how to swap out the memory and the drive(which looks like a no-brainer). Can't wait to see if this helps the performance a bit... I too think the 4200RPM takes a bit longer than it should to move data.
The mem and drive swapouts should be really easy. The only tricky bit...
SideBurns - The 2012WLMi model which is being discussed mainly in this thread does not have the Aspire Arcade partition, however, my guess is that the restore cds that come with the 202X will recreate the Aspire Arcade partition on the new hard drive.
However, you will need something like Norton Ghost if you do not want to have to reinstall from scratch.
I hope that is of some help to you.