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Is =N=110,000 A Good Price For This Acer 2.2ghz/1GB Laptop(Opinions Please)?

Is =N=110,000 a good price for this acer 2.2ghz/1gb AMD Turion 64 laptop?

2.2Ghz AMD Turion 64

WXGA 14.1" LCD

1GB DDR2 Ram (expandable to 4GB)

512KB Cache

80GB Serial ATA Hard drive

Double-layer 8xDVD±RW/CD-RW drive

digital media card reader

ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 graphics card

256MB video memory

high definition audio

built-in speakers

802.11 b/g wireless interface

56kbs modem

1 s-video output

3 USB 2.0 ports

1 PCMCIA slot

Windows Vista Home Premium

I am planning to ship a few of these to nigeria shortly and would appreciate the opinion of anyone in the know about current prices. My proposed sale price is =N=110,000

Please get back.

Thanks,

Brume2020

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Less than 2 years?? WOW, you should have RETURNED It as soon, What are you waiting for?? Heck, even my Acer Monitors come with 3 year warranty, anything happens to any of my 19" screens, it is going back in the box and back to maker , for them to give me a new one, I no play!!!

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Thanks though 4 d advice although i havent tried avast dont even have a clue wat dat is. but i have only had d computer 4 a yr and 2 months not 4 yrs ago. got it on July 4th 2006.

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Like I said earlier, not all laptops end up the same way that is why I would rather get a new one and get the warranty so I can dump it with the manufacturer should there be a problem. Have you tried using avast and some of the online tools by Windows to troubleshoot the computer yet? I don't know what you have done so far but I could tell you of some things I tried with mine to get it working faster. Another thing is you could get more memory for it since you said you bought it on sale 4 years ago, I am guessing the mem would be about 256 -512mb. Not sure you can upgrade but if you can clean it up. it might be some bug causing the problem you have with IE

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Havent actually tossed it away cos i havent got d money yet 2 buy a new 1 so till then am capable of a new 1 am currently usin d Acer laptop. still dealin with d issue it does arise with. i just posted cos i believed dat dere r other better laptops than Acer out dere. and if 1 is goin 4 Acer its better 2 buy a used 1 cos a brand new would b of no use if it still ends up givin u d same problem a used 1 does. "my opinion"

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Per my last comment.

I looked at some of the reports and they seemed to be random in nature. As well if you search for overheating problems with other laptop models you will find a lot of reports also.

Not that this information is of any particular use in your situation - just wanted to update this thread with what I found.

brume

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There is a chance that some acer models (including that specific model) have known overheating problems. I searched the web for "aspire 5000 overheat problem" and found a lot of reports which from a cursory look may indicate that your problem was not an isolated case. I havent had time to look at them in detail though to confirm that.

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Hi Chiegemba,

Thanks for taking the time to share your personal experience with your acer laptop. Very enlightening and certainly helpful. Much appreciated.

enjoy,

brume

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From what you described there, I think you have software issues and not necessarily all hardware. I remember my brother's laptop had the same problem last year, and what I did was downloaded avast from online and basically gave the computer a clean boot and started removing all the junk that had accumulated on his system. That not only freed up memory but also removed the problem he had with IE back then. If you have already tossed the old. That is fine but please next time take it back to the manufacturer. You won't believe I bought a laptop in 2003 from ebay and I was still able to send it back to HP when I had a problem with it and HP replaced the bad parts and sent it back to me free. Acer and so many other companies do the same. I am an IT person so I can do the much that compusa can for cheaper that is why I have never really been a fan of the GEEK Program at the local stores. But I am a believer in manufacturers Warranty. I would rather buy that anyday than anything else.

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What model of acer do you have and how long have you had it for?. I have d Aspire 5000 series and its Aspire 5003WL Ci. I've had it 4 a yr and 2months. Got it 4th of July 2006.

Is it the same problem they have tried to fix over and over again in the repair shop or different problems each time?[/b]Its actually d same problem "it freezes alot and its slow 2" but each time i take it in 2 a Compusa Store cos dats d only place i can take it to due to d Compusa warrantee on it . (i went ahead 2 buy a 2yr warrantee with Compusa despite d fact dat i had a yr 4rm Acer) cos i cant afford 2 b stuck and at d same time clueless of wat 2 do next.

[b]I'm curios as to if there are known problems with that specific model or if this is just an isolated case. Personally i dont like generalizin on stuffs except i have enough proof 2 back me up but unfortunately i hear dat other series does have d same problem 2.

Acer over heats compared 2 other laptops. ( i also got a coolin pad) but dont c no improvement. I changed my internet carrier 4rm a dail-up(AOL) to a dsl (AT&T). i bought a Microsoft windows 1 care anti virus which was recommended (no improvement 2) uninstalled it and bought a norton anti virus which i currently use. same problem persists.

D most currently problem i had with it was d mozilla firefox stopped workin and explorer doesnt really work for me either so i currently use crazy browser

which a friend told me about and it sure does work better than d other browsers for now.

My finally remedy was 2 make do with Acer when i have enough money 2 purchase another 1. But till then i would have 2 deal with watever issue dat i encounter. I also would b goin 2 reboot d hard -drive when d semester ends 2 c if dere was any unknown virus dat got into d system b4 my purchase of d antivirus programs.

Hope dis does help though.

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For your 1st question: I got my acer in a COMPUSA during a July 4th sale 2006 (www.compusa.com) . then i didnt know much about laptops i was just gettin it because it was goin 4 a great deal in my own opinion plus it had a rebate on it so i got it.

When i noticed d 1st probs i did take it back 2 Compusa and i was told that since i had already filled out d rebate form online dere was really nothing dey could do about it. so d 1st promblem i encountered with it was a non-stop freezin issue. i would b in d middle of somethin important and all of a sudden it would freeze and i would need 2 restart d  laptop which was very annoyin.

Not disputin about millions or billions of people havin acer but from my own opinion personally i think dere r other better laptops than acer. even when i took it back a thrid time 2 a compusa in San Bruno after d intial Compusa i bought it was closed down besides me takin it in 3 occasions previsiouly d computer tech told me that acer actual isnt a good laptop because they r tryin 2 do away with it that is y dey have them on sale way lower than other laptopswhich definitely made sense 2 me but @ that point in time i was still a novice but now i know better.

I opted out 4 used laptops in other 2 avoid d problems but it turned out that if i had bought d used 1 my guess is that it wont have given me so much problems like d brand new did.

Trust me i sure did take it in as soon as i noticed d 1st problems even before d store closed down. i was really pissed up because it was bearly a few days old. then i was told that it was my connection because i was using a dial-up connection instead of a dsl connection and it was also recommended that i change my internet browser from explorer to mozilla firefox which i sure did. then it turn out that i need 2 get a virus protection etc. infact all this was just with in d few months when i bought it. besides d store was doin away with d acer laptops because accordin to it was dere final stock dey were tryin 2 get rid off because i was like i don't mind exchangin it with another 1 but then 2 no avail. And also i had filled out d rebate form online which i did make mention of previously

Anyways all this is based on my personally experience with d acer laptop. recently various electronic stores don't advice customers in gettin acer if u walk into d store and ask 4 dere personal opinion.

I actually have all my receipts and paper work 2 back up my claim if you're interested i could scan them 2 u.

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Hi Chiegemba,

I have a couple questions regarding your acer problem?

What model of acer do you have and how long have you had it for?.

Is it the same problem they have tried to fix over and over again in the repair shop or different problems each time?

I'm curios as to if there are known problems with that specific model or if this is just an isolated case.

Please get back.

Thanks.

Brume

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1st Question. Where did you buy your acer? There have been millions around the world who have bought and still own acers  to make the machines number 2 in the world today. Maybe you need to start your investigation from where you bought it and if you REALLY have warranty from the company?? why didn't you return it and have them send you a better one? You do know that if you get a new computer that comes with manufacturers warranty and you are able to prove to them that the computer is the problem and not you trying to hack at it or something, they will send you a new one, no questions asked??

It is ok to buy used as long as you bear in mind that you are taking on the previous users problems and have to accept it is as is but when you buy new, you can confidently approach the company with problems to complain.

As soon as you notice the first couple of issues with a new computer, my advice, try every way you can to have it replaced before it gets worse.

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Hey! dont know if my post is late but acer laptops sucks ! i have 1 dat i currently use since d day 1 i bought it its been in and out of d repair store. It 4 1 over heats like crazy. i even bought a coolin pad but 2 no avail. although i still use it but cos i have a warrantee dat covers any & all repairs but as soon as my warrantee is over am doin away with d laptop cos it sure do bring u more stress than fun!

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They are all brand new and come with manufacturer warranty.

They are all currently available and yes, subject to availability. The computers come with what is stated above. If you are interested in purchasing any of those, feel free to email me and I can help get you one or any of those.

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hey ! nice specs!Are they brand new or refurb?Also are they currently available?If not ,what is the deal for it?

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Here is an ACER ASPIRE 5100 LAPTOP For N95,000

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AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-50

(2x256KB L2 cache, 1.6GHz)

• Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

• 1GB DDR2 533 SDRAM

• 120GB* hard drive

• Integrated Super-Multi drive

(DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM)

• 5-in-1 card reader

• 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800),

Acer CrystalBrite Technology

• ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1100 graphics

• 802.11b/g WLAN, 10/100 LAN, V.92 modem

SKU: LX.AX90X.095 UPC: 099802863340

ACER ASPIRE 3100 for N720000

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Mobile AMD Sempron™ Processor 3500+

(512KB L2 cache, 1.8GHz)

• Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic

• 512MB DDR2 533 SDRAM

• 80GB* hard drive

• Integrated Super-Multi drive

(DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM)

• 5-in-1 card reader

• 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT display,

Acer CrystalBrite Technology

• ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1100 graphics

• 802.11b/g WLAN, 10/100 LAN, V.92 modem

Acer Aspire 5100-5778 Notebook for N119,000

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AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-52 Processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive,

15.4-inch WXGA TFT Display, 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor Brand: AMD

Processor Class: Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology Processor

Processor Number: TL-52

Processor Speed: 1.73 GHz

Front Side Bus: 533 MHz

Mobile Technology: Turion

L2 Cache Size: 2 x 512 KB

Memory Speed: PC2-4200 (533MHz)

Memory Type: DDR2-SDRAM

Installed Memory: 2 GB

Maximum Memory: 4 GB

Memory Slots Total: 2

Total Hard Drive Capacity: 160 GB

Drive Controllers: SATA-150

Optical Drives: Double Layer DVD SuperMulti Drive:

Create a DVD+R DL at a maximum 4X Write speed

Create a DVD-R DL at a maximum 4X Write speed

Create a DVD+R at a maximum 8X Write speed or a maximum 8X Rewrite speed

Create a DVD-R at a maximum 8X Write speed or a maximum 6X Rewrite speed

Create a DVD-RAM at a maximum 5X Write speed

Play a DVD-Rom at a maximum 8X Read speed

Create a CD-Rom at a maximum 24X Write speed

Create a CD-RW at a maximum 16X Rewrite speed

Play a CD-Rom at a maximum 24X Read speed

Additional Drives: DL DVD SuperMulti

Sound Support: High Definition (HD) Audio

Video Chipset Brand: ATI

Video Chipset: Radeon Xpress 1100

Installed Video Memory: 256 MB

Shared Video RAM (Max): 256 MB

Resolution: 1280 x 800

Screen Size: 15.4 in

Screen Type: Active Matrix LCD (TFT)

Port Connectors: 1 x Video - VGA 15-pin D-Sub

3 x USB 2.0

1 x RJ-11 Modem

1 x RJ-45 Ethernet LAN

1 x Audio - Headphones/speaker/line-out with S/PDIF support

1 x Audio - Microphone-in

1 x Audio - Line-in

1 x DC-in for AC adapter

Card Slots: 1 x Memory Stick

1 x Memory Stick PRO

1 x Secure Digital(SD)/MMC

1 x xD-Picture Card

1 x Type II / Type 1 PC Card

Network Support: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)

Wireless Protocol: 802.11b

802.11g

Modem Speed: 56 Kbps

Input Devices: Keyboard

Touchpad

Battery Life (average): 2.5 Hours

Number of Batteries: 1

Installed Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

Included Software: Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet, ePower, ePresentation, eDataSecurity, eLock, eRecovery, eSettings Management)

Acer Arcade™

Acer Launch Manager

Norton Internet Security™ (OEM, not full-featured, version)

Adobe® Reader®

NTI CD-Maker (OEM, not full-featured, version)

In the Box: 44.4W 4000mAh (6-cell) Lithium-ion battery pack

65W AC adapter

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Hi ! I have something very similar to that ,but better that would be arriving very soon even at a cheaper price.Check it out.

hp pavilion dv6000t

Intel pentium dual core T2130 processor

- 15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display

- 1GB DDR2 System Memory

-2.0 ghz

- Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

- 160GB HDD

- SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium

price-139k(135 for bulk purchases)

It is best to call me on 08059819859.You can also mail me at chino_peter@yahoo.com

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Hey Texaspete,

Got your email. Just called you. Ringing no reply. please call me back

thanks,

brume

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Important Update

HP #2 has cleared customs and is available for sale. Please contact me if you have an interest.

Here once again are the configuration details and price :-

2. HP Pavilion dv6000t

- Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2450 (2.0 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)

- 15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)

- 1GB DDR2 System Memory

- Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950

(224MB Shared video memory)

- Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

- 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD

- SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

- 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

- Microsoft(R) Works 8.0

Sale Price : =N=143,500

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The sempron is more or less equiv to the celeron - turns out this may not be such a good deal after all. I am taking a rain check.

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Ok. Here is another one :-

Compaq Presario Mobile AMD Sempron 1.8GHz (Processor Cache 512kb, System Bus 800MHz)

Hard Drive 120GB 5400RPM

Super Multi Double Layer DVD Burner (8X)

RAM 1GB (Expandable to 2GB)

Screen Size 15.4 inches

Graphics Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 (128MB Video Memory, expandable to 287MB)

Native Screen Resolution 1280x800

Ethernet Port 10/100

Integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g

USB 2.0 2 Ports

Windows Vista Home Premium

=N=110,000

If I get enough interest in this opportunity I'll likely take the chance.

Once bitten twice shy,

Brume

PS : I'm doing this in a rush - I will probably make minor corrections if required.

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HP #1 has cleared customs. So it is with my partner in Lagos. Any one who is interested please contact me by email - brume2020@yahoo.co.uk.

HP#2 should be available from next tuesday.

Brume

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Important Update!.

[list]

[li]HP #1 (1.86ghz) will be available for sale as from tuesday. It is currently in Lagos awaiting clearing at customs.[/li]

[li]If all goes according to plan, HP#2(2.0Ghz) will be available the following tuesday(1 week thereafter).[/li]

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Anyone who wants any of the HPs please contact me. My email address is listed in my profile.

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Update:

Unfortunately I missed out on the Acers - due to an unhealthy dose of procastination (you know dragging my feet). Anyhow lesson learnt.

I have since purchased a couple HP dv6000t's with the following configuration :-

1. HP Pavilion dv6000t

- Intel(R) Pentium(R) dual core processor T2130 (1.86 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)

- 15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)

- 1GB DDR2 System Memory

- Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950

(224MB Shared video memory)

- Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

- 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD

- SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

- 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

- Microsoft(R) Works 8.0

Sale Price : =N=137,500

2. HP Pavilion dv6000t

- Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2450 (2.0 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)

- 15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)

- 1GB DDR2 System Memory

- Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950

(224MB Shared video memory)

- Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

- 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD

- SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

- 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

- Microsoft(R) Works 8.0

Sale Price : =N=143,500

NB : JIC anyone is wondering, the difference between both configs is in the processor i.e.

1.86ghz Dual Core, 1MB Level2 Cache

2.0Ghz Core Duo, 2MB Level2 Cache

They are coming in pricier than the acers, but IMHO the price differential is a good bang for the buck and reflected in the hp brand and higher config (i.e.

- hp vs acer,

- intel pentium dual core/core duo vs AMD single processor,

- 15.4" vs 14.1",

- 120GB vs 80GB,

- 1-2MB L2 Cache vs 512KB

- SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

etc.).

I don't have an EDD yet for them to arrive - I'll update this board as soon as I have this information.

Lest I forget - they are brand spanking new.

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Hi Orijin,

Thanks for your enquiries about the acer laptops.

They should be in Nigeria in 2-3 weeks time. I will keep you posted.

I have also sent you email.

thanks,

brume2020

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hello brume, how can i contact u and wen r u due to bring in these laptops. u can mail ur details to bandvector@yahoo.co.uk. i'm seriously interested in them. take care

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maybe when am ready to buy a laptop i'll get in contact with you as your price seems quite reasonable.

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@brume

N110000 is a wonderful price, and it certainly betters most offers i've seen here. the 256MB of video memory is for me a great sweetener to the deal.

you should have no problems getting buyers at this price.

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Thanks adewaleafolabi.

I am glad you think these prices are reasonable and would be happy to offer you a good price when you are ready. Please let me know when you have reached a decision to purchase one and we can take it from there. Meanwhile I'll post when I have brought any laptops in.

brume2020

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