Hi to everyone!
I have the Acer 1714SMI.
Because of my work I have the laptop connected to my adsl and turned on 24 hours a day for the last 4 months. I remember restarting the system 15 to 20 times without leaving it even once to rest.
In these 4 months I stressed the system as mush as it was possible: Playing games while writing DVDs, watching movies and downloading and writing DVDs etc. My score in 3DMark2001SE is 12800. I haven't tried the new benchmarks. The Temperature never exceeds 69 C for the CPU, 49 C for the HD and 78 for the GPU.
I had serious rendering problems with NFSU2 with the original drivers. I installed the latest Omega and everything works fine!
Also considering the limited performance of the graphic card I am very impressed from the performance in the latest games titles! If you like 1024x768 every game works perfect with every detail max! It's perfect!
I hope we will be able to install a better graphic card in the near future. But for now is not that important. I believe that everyone agry that the performance is better than every other laptop and many desktops also.
No problems so far. And consider that for 4 months it's always tuned on!
But I suppose these things are made exactly for this reason. To be able to work 24h per day.
It's the best laptop / desktop I had ever bought!
Also this is the best forum / thread I have ever read for laptops. It's awesome ( I think that the most suitable word is gargantuan
) and is very good to know that so many people share their problems and solutions with their Acer Aspire 1710-14 desknotes.
Many thanks to everyone and keep up the good work!