Heat issues versus CPU speed....1714i
Im considering seriously the 1714 which I can find here in Luxembourg in the price range of 2120- 2300 euros. (DE webshops - local wall and mortar).
I 've seen the thing in various outlets both here and in Belgium (Fnac, Media Markt) and while it was sitted next to a nice 16,1" Vaio I was able to compare the screen quality, my comments are positive, the acer with the contrast set to maximum almost equals the image of the Vaio, very impressing.
Now my only worries are of the 3.4 Ghz Cpu and the heat we all know this monster generates, so my question would be to the owners:
Could you describe or measure the temp of the typing area or CPU (via software) in various conditions
b) multipage web surfing
c) 3d gaming
d) Heavy batch image processing
And of course the corresponding CPU speed, I dont want to pay 3,4 ghz price to have the performance of a 2.0 ghz 60% of the time (I tend to multitask a lot running several processes most of the time.).
Also from reading this comprehesive post I learned about the bios glitch (hard disk pausing) which was corrected by the latest bios, but I was wondering if it is official and I can find the new bios in acer support site or is it among friends, which to me says something about acers support (which from reading various acer laptop posts isnt much to talk about for serious and widespread issues..).
Anyway I hope I didnt tire you with my mumblings...any help or comment will be appreciated..
Thank you and enjoy your toys
P.S.Question to Dennis Strickland: How much did you pay for this config of yours and what did you do with the spare parts ? Thanks!