adonai wrote:Anyone have any experience with Acer laptops? Considering the Timeline X series because of the relative value.
I've had a lot of experience with cheap Windows machines, including Acer's. My Acer was okay, but it ran way too hot (like, burn your ass hot) and it pretty much died within two years. I take good care of my computers, at least software wise. The thing about shitty Windows machines is that the hardware goes to shit quickly. The touchpad clickers get depressed, for example. Keys start to die. On my current Toshiba, the enter key and the ctrl key are both pretty taxed, so that they don't work sometimes. I had similar problems with the Acer.
If you just need something that's gonna work through LS, the Acer will be fine though. If I were gonna buy another computer, I'd probably get an Apple and run windows on it. There's just few Windows-based hardware manufacturers that don't make absolute shit. I'd probably get an IBM or whatever brandname they go under now if I were going to get a Windows-paced cpu.