One of my friends has this Acer Aspire X5900 and honestly? Its shit. First of all, it comes installed with a copy of Windows 7 that is “not genuine”. I do know that in order to fix it, if all else fails (trust me, I have done all else) one has to re-format the whole computer. But this is where the penny drops. If you want to re-install it, you need the install discs. Now most manufacturers do not give you the Windows operating system install discs except for a couple like HP and Dell. And even then, you have to request for it and they will sell it to you for a small additional fee. But Acer? Absolutely not. When called to rectify it, this is how the conversation came about:
Me: So can we buy the re-install operating system discs?
Acer: No. But we can send a technician over to fix it (telling me what the technician is going to do)
Me: I have already tried that. Your solutions do not work.
Acer: Then we will have to re-format the PC
Me: Thanks very much. I do not need Acer to do that for I can do that myself!
There was nothing heard from Acer after that. So trust me, do not buy an Acer computer. Technical support is like shit and they give you solutions that will not help.
Yet another notebook I came across in Comex 2012 a couple of days back is this one, for the low price of $499. It is the Acer Aspire One AO756. Pretty interesting notebook. Measuring 11.6″, it is more like a netbook but instead of an Atom processor, this comes with an Intel Celeron 877 Processor. Not too bad considering and pretty good in specs. It comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and with 2Gb of RAM and a 500Gb hard drive. I figure that this would have been a great choice but I want to see if it is available at the next IT show in December. It is relatively small and unobtrusive and I think that it would be ideal for the job when I DJ. Specs-wise, from the Acer websiite:
- Windows® 7 Home Premium – 64-bit version
- Intel® Celeron® Processor 877 (1.4GHz, 2MB L3 cache)
- 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
- 500GB hard drive
- 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LCD display (1366 x 768)
- Intel® HD Graphics – Mobile Intel® HM70 Express chipset
- high-definition audio support
- built-in stereo speakers
- multi-gesture touchpad
- 10/100 LAN
- USB – 2-in-1 card reader
- 4-cell battery
- full-size Acer FineTip keyboard
- 2-year limited warranty
Pretty good stuff at a pretty good price. I wonder if Virtual DJ will have problems with this notebook when hooked up too it? OK. I have the radar trained on this. Let’s see if it comes out again at the next IT show!