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Acer laptops - anyone use one/know them?
Thread poster: Angela Dickson

Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
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May 18, 2004

I am thinking of buying an Acer Travelmate 803LCi (link at http://www.dabs.com/uk/ProductView?quicklinx=33F4 ), as I am starting out as a freelance translator and need a properly mobile computer that also has a big screen.

All reviews I have seen have been good - can anyone tell me their own experience?

many thanks
Angela


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
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Hello Angela May 18, 2004

I didn't know this trade mark until I saw a discussion in the forums of ProZ.
I had a look in the Search box for you and found the following threads:

http://www.proz.com/post/143970#143970
http://www.proz.com/post/99942#99942
http://www.proz.com/post/66218#66218
http://www.proz.com/post/9805#9805

Good reading!


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Michele Johnson  Identity Verified
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dooyoo reports look good May 18, 2004

I have no personal experience but a number of people have written about their impressions at dooyoo:

http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/computers/laptops/acer_travelmate_803lci/
in German:
http://www.dooyoo.de/computer/notebooks/acer_travelmate_803lci/

You can also browse user reviews there of other Acer/Travelmate products.


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Fabiana Papastefani-Pezzoni  Identity Verified
Romania
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Go ahead May 18, 2004

Angela, since year 2000 I have an ACER Travelmate 740. Great Computer. My husband got an other one but I can't remeber the number. All I know is that they are great computers.

Good luck with it,

Fabiana


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Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
Spain
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Acer Travelmate user, anybody experience with HP Compaq? May 18, 2004

I am using my partner's Acer Travelmate 290 with Intel Centrino processor (I think they are out of production already, it is now 291) and as I wrote yesterday in another forum, it is my backup computer but I think it is great & am going to buy another Centrino /Pentium M to replace my other noisy Pentium IV laptop.
I am thinking of the Acer Travelmate or a HP Compaq NX5000, it seems to be more flexible in options -
Anybody here works on a Hp Compaq?


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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
Spain
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Travelmate 260 May 18, 2004

I have been using the above for 2 years without a hitch, except for when I spilt a drop of coffee on the keyboard that meant I coulldn't type '1', and it took an angry posting here to get some kind of repsonse from the after-sales service (that was Spain, by the way).

The actual service, once I got the bl**** address (which was ALL I wanted, and it took about 2 months - 902 calls sending me to website, website sending me to 902 number) was not very expensive (they fixed the keyboard and replaced the screen casing for about 100 euros). Obviously I was without the computer for about a week.

My tuppence worth:-)


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shfranke  Identity Verified
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Re buying an Acer notebook... ANS: Don't May 19, 2004

Greetings.

Re buying an Acer notebook...

With apologies for referring to my own limited, but expensive, experience with Acer products and service.

ANS: Don't.

I had (and survived) two of them. Never again.

Customer support was ineffective, and technical service was atrocious.

HTH.

Regards,

Stephen H. Franke


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Jalapeno
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Go ahead May 19, 2004

Angela wrote:


I am thinking of buying an Acer Travelmate 803LCi (link at http://www.dabs.com/uk/ProductView?quicklinx=33F4 ), as I am starting out as a freelance translator and need a properly mobile computer that also has a big screen.

All reviews I have seen have been good - can anyone tell me their own experience?

many thanks
Angela


Hi Angela,

as a matter of fact, I bought that precise model a few months ago and I\'m more than happy with it. Just believe the reviews and go ahead and buy it.


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