Originally Posted by enlighten
Sent mine back to Acer for the exact same problem with the QD screen as you mention. With dark colors, especially dark gray you get mottling (Splotches). I couldn't put up with it as the applications I use generally having backgrounds which fall within these colors. The crazy thing is you can adjust brightness and contrast to get rid of them for one color but then it still happens with another color. Basically you will never truly get rid of it. I sent my notebook back with the wallpaper on a gray that should the splotches all over the screen. I have asked for the screen to be fixed, I said I don't care which screen you use just make sure there is no gray lines, rippling or splotches or light leakage (Which the QD suffered horrible from). To be honest I just wish I could get rid of this thing, it has been nothing but trouble, an expensive mistake!!!!!!!.
Mine getting back tomorrow for the full refund. I will not even use the 7 bussines days for trying. SPlotches on the screen, buzzing card (with Omega drivers, the buzzing is even muuuuch louder wioth any 3D app) plus stuck pixels and very cheap feeling of the lid... I think trying really enjoy four of the 8204s this is really enough. I need a laptop that I can rley on, not be expecting every minute what troubles I will experince more. Nice specs but crucial things done very bad. As you have said - very expensive mistake.
By the way by the time I was buying it all of the resellers and even the distributors warned me not to buy ACER. I have had my 8104 send to repair service like 4 times, and now 4 of 8204s...that sucks.
I am thinking of either nx9420 or T60p, but price and portwise the HP rocks, I am not quite sure about the built, but it certainly has BrightView screen and X1600 and it is just about one inch longer than the 8204!
So I am not alone in this stupid game ACER is playing....