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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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thinking about getting my first computer

i was talking to a co-worker and he sent me this link and said it looks like a pretty good deal.

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95% of time i would be on it i would be just surfing the net, other than that i might rip/burn a cd every now and then but i don't plan on doing any downloading(music)

does it seem like a good deal? or should i go with a better known brand?

thanks for any advice
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 08:32 AM
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Acer's a pretty good name brand. I'd spend $200 more though and get this one.
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If just want want to surf the net and burn cd's ... Thats the lappy for you! .. Good price.
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Acer's a pretty good name brand. I'd spend $200 more though and get this one.
damn, that looks like a sweet deal too

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If just want want to surf the net and burn cd's ... Thats the lappy for you! .. Good price.
that's what all i will be doing with it, i really don't wanna start downloading songs due to the risk of virsus's and stuff. my co-worker told me a little bit about newsgroups though, from what he said it sounded like a good/safe thing
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Acer = SHIT

The Dell is the better buy IMO.

If this is your first computer and assuming you are new to using a computer, you should seriously consider a Mac. They are easier to use and you won't be targeted with by all of the spyware/malware/viruses that are out there.

Simply put, Macs are the absolute best choice for a beginner. Unfortunately, the laptops are more expensive because Apple doesn't make an entry level one.

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My Dad bought an Acer as his first laptop and has been good to go with it. Like Sgt. Beavis there, I prefer the Dell name brand. However, when you're not good with computers or have never used one a lot - you might as well not worry about it too much.

I'd buy it if I were you.

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Acer = SHIT

The Dell is the better buy IMO.

If this is your first computer and assuming you are new to using a computer, you should seriously consider a Mac. They are easier to use and you won't be targeted with by all of the spyware/malware/viruses that are out there.

Simply put, Macs are the absolute best choice for a beginner. Unfortunately, the laptops are more expensive because Apple doesn't make an entry level one.

damn we gotta a converter on our hands everyone watch out :P
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haha oh damn :P that is pretty bad! i would'nt mind workin for either company. that would be pretty cool.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 05:54 PM
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Acer = SHIT

The Dell is the better buy IMO.

If this is your first computer and assuming you are new to using a computer, you should seriously consider a Mac. They are easier to use and you won't be targeted with by all of the spyware/malware/viruses that are out there.

Simply put, Macs are the absolute best choice for a beginner. Unfortunately, the laptops are more expensive because Apple doesn't make an entry level one.
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