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    News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    The latest IDC figures confirm Acers ascendance as the PC market returns to growth.
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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Doesn't surprise me, Acer have been coming out with some fantastic consumer-level laptops recently (55XX and 57XX series), whereas Dell's 1545 model is poor in comparison!

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Exactly. Acer have some cracking units these days. Few of my family and friends have bought Acer laptops etc.

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Acer's netbooks would have helped those results too.

    Interesting that we've all heard that 11% apple growth being shouted out,
    yet Acer and Toshiba had much larger 48% /37% rises...

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Stompy View Post
    Doesn't surprise me, Acer have been coming out with some fantastic consumer-level laptops recently (55XX and 57XX series), whereas Dell's 1545 model is poor in comparison!
    I have no problems with my dell inspiron 1545

    what do you think is wrong with the dell inpiron 1545 and why do you think the Acer's are better?

    do acer still make you create restore to factory settings disc yourself? or do they provide the just as bad recovery partition? or thirdly do they acually supply a windows disc?

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    I have no problems with my dell inspiron 1545

    what do you think is wrong with the dell inpiron 1545 and why do you think the Acer's are better?

    do acer still make you create restore to factory settings disc yourself? or do they provide the just as bad recovery partition? or thirdly do they acually supply a windows disc?
    I work in a certain retail store that has these 2 and the HP/Compaq G60/CQ60 as its main sellers.
    My comments stem from the return rates I have seen - we have far more of the dells come back than the other 2. It's a shame, because I'm a dell owner myself and generally they're good laptops.

    Acer provide a recovery partition and the option to copy this onto a disc. While it would be nice to include a windows disc like dell do, you have to understand that for most consumers, the recovery partition/disc is the best route since they don't want or know how to reinstall OS, drivers, applications etc using the disc.

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    This has surprised me. I've never considered buying any Acer product in the 20 years I've spent in IT. Perhaps it's tome for a closer look at Acer.

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Quote Originally Posted by SYDDOS View Post
    This has surprised me. I've never considered buying any Acer product in the 20 years I've spent in IT. Perhaps it's tome for a closer look at Acer.
    Would you consider buying Packard Bell?

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Would you consider buying Packard Bell?
    Packard Bell? When I was repairing PC's I saw several Packard Bell system and noticed the very limited expansion capabilities, and made sure none of my family or friends bought one. They were cut down to the absolute minimum components with no worthwhile upgradeable features, and given the speed at which computer components changed, in my opinion it would be a waste of money.

    I must state I'm talking about Packard Bell systems of 10 + years ago. I have not worked on a PB system since.

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    How about Gateway?

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    Re: News - Acer overtakes Dell in global PC sales

    Quote Originally Posted by SYDDOS View Post
    This has surprised me. I've never considered buying any Acer product in the 20 years I've spent in IT. Perhaps it's tome for a closer look at Acer.
    i have a acer travelmate 8202 and its build quality is a joke. it has killed about 4 batteries that i have replaced/bought and the laptop is permanently sitting on a laptop cooler as it overheats soo ****ing easily and sounds like a jet taking off.

    the keypad is cheap too. like a toy really. awful laptop and wouldnt go back to acer because of it.

    I heard samsung are better

    i can see why acer laptops specwise is cheaper then any other brand. Its made by 10 year olds

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