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Was: £799.99
Price: £489.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery

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Acer Aspire 7720G Notebook Laptop, Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0GHz, 17" TFT, 2048MB RAM, 2x160GB Hard-drive, DVD±RW with HD Capability, GeForce 8400M Graphics, Integ Webcam, WiFi, Vista Home Premium
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#1
I've got the 5920G and it's a cracking piece of kit.

Voted hot.
#2
Not a bad deal, I got a simular spec from amazon for £10 more a few weeks ago, 5920G, and its fantastic, but thats now sold out, but with a 15 inch screen, 512meg graphics, 3gigs of ram and a slighty faster processor.

This is a very good spec for the money:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz
2GB RAM
HD-DVD Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 256MB Graphics

The acer I bought with the 15'' screen is bulky enough though, so ideally this one would be a desktop replacement, its not very portable.

Voted hot.
#3
The problem with Acer is that their computers will not run properly without their bloatware. Don't attempt to install anything else but Vista + Acerware and you should be alright and it's a good laptop for the price. It's not for me though because I like to run my own software. I also don't like the erratic fan which I find very noisy.
[mod]#4
Thanks dealsdude :) I've updated your title to include a price and retailer name, we always try to include these when posting deals.
#5
Hmm - not a great deal but it's on the homepage....
#6
pet2000;2806202
The problem with Acer is that their computers will not run properly without their bloatware. Don't attempt to install anything else but Vista + Acerware and you should be alright and it's a good laptop for the price. It's not for me though because I like to run my own software. I also don't like the erratic fan which I find very noisy.

I have acer 5920 and have done a clean install of VISTA ULTIMATE and it works a treat without any of the acer c**p on it
#7
pet2000
The problem with Acer is that their computers will not run properly without their bloatware. Don't attempt to install anything else but Vista + Acerware and you should be alright and it's a good laptop for the price. It's not for me though because I like to run my own software. I also don't like the erratic fan which I find very noisy.


That's nonsense. Are you seriously trying to tell me that Acer are the number 3 global vendor and fastest growing player in the industry (by a country mile) because you can't run anything but an operating system and Acer software on them - be serious.
#8
Might be worth considering that the 8400 and 8600 mobile graphics have a problem with if I remember right one of its package or bonding materials which gets cracked over time causing streaky lines across the screen or worse etc, which is likely why they are all getting dumped on the cheap like all the 5920 models some weeks back.
#9
I would advise buyers to uninstall the unnecessary Acer "software" that's preinstalled.
#10
DavidDickinson
Might be worth considering that the 8400 and 8600 mobile graphics have a problem with if I remember right one of its package or bonding materials which gets cracked over time causing streaky lines across the screen or worse etc, which is likely why they are all getting dumped on the cheap like all the 5920 models some weeks back.


Indeed - there are "allegedly" problems with G84 and G86 chips. And, when I say allegedely, it's only becuase Nvidia haven't posted a list of affected SKUS. That said, the Dell/HP/Acer/Apple forums (in that order) have complaints of dying motherboards so users think its definite and not alleged. The GPU is integrated on the board unfortunately so not a simple chip swap.

That said, there is no dump of the chips onto any specific platform more than any other. They were all far to long down the production, shipment and ODM/OEM cycles to change since no-one knew until machines were in use. And, if the ODM/OEM guys have bought 'em and signed a contract and Nvidia say there is nowt wrong then they will keep using them. Not much comfort if you have one though knowing it might go pop with the timing of pop (in or out of warranty) being critical.
#11
stephenc
Indeed - there are "allegedly" problems with G84 and G86 chips. And, when I say allegedely, it's only becuase Nvidia haven't posted a list of affected SKUS. That said, the Dell/HP/Acer/Apple forums (in that order) have complaints of dying motherboards so users think its definite and not alleged. The GPU is integrated on the board unfortunately so not a simple chip swap.

That said, there is no dump of the chips onto any specific platform more than any other. They were all far to long down the production, shipment and ODM/OEM cycles to change since no-one knew until machines were in use. And, if the ODM/OEM guys have bought 'em and signed a contract and Nvidia say there is nowt wrong then they will keep using them. Not much comfort if you have one though knowing it might go pop with the timing of pop (in or out of warranty) being critical.


It could just be a rumour to decrease sales in those companies...
#12
stephenc
That's nonsense. Are you seriously trying to tell me that Acer are the number 3 global vendor and fastest growing player in the industry (by a country mile) because you can't run anything but an operating system and Acer software on them - be serious.


Its not nonsense, it is stated on the Acer website. If you uninstall Acer empowering technology or dont even run it, it can alter your fan speed, your running temps etc, its only with the Vista laptops. Everyone knows Acer are shoddy, tens of thousands of people complaining about them. Hell i know 3 people who have had acers in the past year and a half and they all had to be returned for similar problems to why i returned mine for, dodgy fan, over heating, crashing, mouse cursor not working right etc. Acer are typical CHINESE pieces of mass produced **** and if you buy them beware that you will be lucky to get a years service from it, I managed 7 months. Hell, the people at Tesco told me not to bother with the Acer and happily saw me leave empty handed.
#13
schutz
Its not nonsense, it is stated on the Acer website. If you uninstall Acer empowering technology or dont even run it, it can alter your fan speed, your running temps etc, its only with the Vista laptops. Everyone knows Acer are shoddy, tens of thousands of people complaining about them. Hell i know 3 people who have had acers in the past year and a half and they all had to be returned for similar problems to why i returned mine for, dodgy fan, over heating, crashing, mouse cursor not working right etc. Acer are typical CHINESE pieces of mass produced **** and if you buy them beware that you will be lucky to get a years service from it, I managed 7 months. Hell, the people at Tesco told me not to bother with the Acer and happily saw me leave empty handed.


Avoid.. My friend had loads of problems with his Acer, managed to get a refund from Comet in the end.
#14
stephenc
That's nonsense. Are you seriously trying to tell me that Acer are the number 3 global vendor and fastest growing player in the industry (by a country mile) because you can't run anything but an operating system and Acer software on them - be serious.


I think he's saying that you have to use vista+acer and can't use another operating system or even a generic install of vista not that you can't run any programs on it.
#15
pikachu12
It could just be a rumour to decrease sales in those companies...

nVIDIA has taken a large financial charge against these faulty products which is why they lost $120M in the last quarter. Dell and other OEMs have extended the warranties on laptops with these chips as well. This isn’t a rumour.
#16
Not had a problem with my 5920G and had it a year already, it has the nvidia 8600gs graphics
#17
Acer are **** to say the least Dell are better and thats a stretch, all those saying they are good try and get support or are you one of the 3 people in the world who can actually get support ? before my current job i was a tech in a large pc store and was phoneing these idiots on an HOURLY basis they are a joke a simple case of buyer beware.
#18
stephenc
Indeed - there are "allegedly" problems with G84 and G86 chips. And, when I say allegedely, it's only becuase Nvidia haven't posted a list of affected SKUS. That said, the Dell/HP/Acer/Apple forums (in that order) have complaints of dying motherboards so users think its definite and not alleged. The GPU is integrated on the board unfortunately so not a simple chip swap.

That said, there is no dump of the chips onto any specific platform more than any other. They were all far to long down the production, shipment and ODM/OEM cycles to change since no-one knew until machines were in use. And, if the ODM/OEM guys have bought 'em and signed a contract and Nvidia say there is nowt wrong then they will keep using them. Not much comfort if you have one though knowing it might go pop with the timing of pop (in or out of warranty) being critical.


When HP and Dell are offering an extended service plan to cover graphics issues on machines with G84 and 86, you know that its fairly legitimate :)
#19
tickedon
When HP and Dell are offering an extended service plan to cover graphics issues on machines with G84 and 86, you know that its fairly legitimate :)
agreed since i work for one of the two of em but was pointing out that nvidia havent put their hand up yet and said "fair cop, our chips are dodgy"
schutz
Acer are typical CHINESE pieces of mass produced **** and if you buy them beware that you will be lucky to get a years service from it, I managed 7 months. Hell, the people at Tesco told me not to bother with the Acer and happily saw me leave empty handed.
do you think that any one of the top 5 global OEMs actaully do anything other than ODM their kit then have it made in the far east. Everything is made in the far East by Inventec, Wistron, Compal, Hon-Hai etc. Sure, minor final assembly might be done in Central or Western Europe but something being made in china doesn't instantly make it good or bad. Particularly since all so called manufacturers do is actually assemble - not manufacture
#20
Now up to £499.99.
#21
PC World have the Blu-Ray version with 3gb of RAM but a smaller (250gb) hard drive for £569 (using voucher code: YAWAUG08). It must be delivered and not collected otherwise the voucher doesn't work.

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