Got to love this laptop
Hello everyone my first post of many to come
. I got this laptop after months of research into different makes and models and picked this one. I have been using it for about 3 months and I'm still amazed
at the speed
. Since I purchased it three
of my buddies from school have bought the same one
once I wowed them with the speed and features of this laptop. Only downside is speakers; but then again I use a good pair of headphones made easy by the jack on the front. Screen is very bright compared to most other notebooks I see around campus.
I Have found various Acer utilities even newer drivers
from other Acer laptop models which work great
on this model much better than the default ones (took many restarts and installs to get all of them right), I have tweaked
this laptop perfectly in my opinion with xp tweaks, bios tweaks, software/driver tweaks, the hard drive is partitioned at C: 20gig Fat / D: 20gig FAT / E: 50 gig NTFS but plan to make it all NTFS when moving to win64 some other time.
The keyboard is amazing more natural
than my Logitech elite keyboard on my desktop, although I would love to find a keyboard guard
similar to the ibook ones just to keep it clean for the next few years of university, if anyone knows about company that makes them for the curved Acer keyboards
let me know I'm sure many people would love to know about it too.
Although I came up with one problem lately, my wireless card always disconnects me within minutes and I would have to disable and enable it again to get a few more minutes out of the connection, and no I did not mess with the drivers for it, I tested it on a clean format so it’s the hardware. I'm sending it in during the xmas break but for now I'll use an external card. Acer has it covered and should be done in 2 days since I know where the service depot is I would drop it off instead of shipping it, they just need to swap the wireless Broadcom card. I also compared it to my friends’ computer which is the exact same sitting next to it so I concluded it to be the Broadcom card which swaps out like ram.
One day when I got more time I'll post an entire list of the latest drivers compatible
from other models here to help everyone out, and go farther into detail on some ideas for unleashing its true potential.
Also I'm looking for which ram
with, the factory installed ram is pc2700 infinion, and I’m just wondering if there are faster makes or timings for it. Would 3200 work? Which brand
would you recommend at what speeds
, should I go for a performance kit? I would just like to through it out there to see everyone’s experiences/thoughts on the matter.
I find it ironic why the source and the major retailers don't sell higher end Acers only the cheapest one at 799. Maybe it's because everyone would buy these, leaving little or no profit for these large retailers because of the huge value