Intel® Core 2 Duo T6600 Processor, 17.3" HD Screen, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, BLU-RAY, 1GB DDR Dedicated Geforce GT 240m Graphics, HD Webcam, Finger Print Reader, LX.PFT0X.203 (7736), WAS £799 - HotUKDeals
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Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo (T6600 - 2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB)
Screen 17.3" (Acer CineCrystal, LED Backlit, 1600 x 900 Resolution)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
RAM 4GB (DDR3 1066MHZ)
Hard Drive 320GB
Optical Drive Blu-Ray (Blu-Ray HD Play back + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
Graphics Dedicated (NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M with 1GB DDR Dedicated Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (WIFI LINK A,B,G,N Includes MIMO)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Yes (Acer Crystal Eye Integrated 1.0Mp webcam)
Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader (SD//MS/MS-Pro/MMC/xD-Picture card)
USB Ports 4x USB 2.0 Ports
Bluetooth Version 2.0
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1 HDMI Connector
Finger Print Reader Fingerprint Reader
Battery Life 2-3 Hours (This Specific Model 2.5-hours)
Weight 3-4 Kg (This Model 3.2 Kg)
Warranty 12 Months Acer Collect & Return

LOOKS GOOD BUT NOT SURE ABOUT ACCER???
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#1
looks poor compared to the desktop deals, guess it depends what you want...
as for acer - their support sucks....been waiting for some missing disks - waited 6 years so far....gave up after 4 months and 50 requests.....id never buy an acer again
#2
royals
looks poor compared to the desktop deals, guess it depends what you want...
as for acer - their support sucks....been waiting for some missing disks - waited 6 years so far....gave up after 4 months and 50 requests.....id never buy an acer again


What have desktop deals got to do with this. Its a laptop, so should be compared with laptops.

I'm thinking of buying a car, but i wouldn't compare it with the price of a Motorbike.
#3
Why not put the name of the product in the subject line rather than all that technical stuff.

Like:

Acer Aspire 7738G laptop with Intel® Core 2 Duo T6600 Processor and 17.3" HD Screen

Surely most of the rest of the techncal stuff can go in the main body
#4
Looked good and was ready to order until I saw the words ACER...
#5
I'm on my second Acer after my first was stolen and i personally think they are great. Not problems at all. i have heard there technical support isnt the best but as i have never had to use it i cant comment.

Re the comment that compared to a desktop this isnt a great deal: OF COURSE IT ISN'T!!!!

lol laptops are almost different mahines and you cant compare the two. As laptops go this is a good spec and good deal.

Heat and rep added.
#6
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/579093/acer-aspire-7738g-t6600-4gb-ddr3-32? same laptop. ordered one from there. sold out now
#7
tfeb
I'm on my second Acer after my first was stolen and i personally think they are great. Not problems at all. i have heard there technical support isnt the best but as i have never had to use it i cant comment.

Re the comment that compared to a desktop this isnt a great deal: OF COURSE IT ISN'T!!!!

lol laptops are almost different mahines and you cant compare the two. As laptops go this is a good spec and good deal.

Heat and rep added.


I hear Acer have improved over the last couple of years, but the awful build quality of my first laptop with them, and the awful customer service (on Comets part too, it completely died after owning it for 12 months and 2 days and they wouldn't do anything because the warranty was only for 12 months! I should have taken Comet to court for that!) will stop me buying any of their products for a while yet.
#8
Acer...hahahah
#9
hamster666
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/579093/acer-aspire-7738g-t6600-4gb-ddr3-32? same laptop. ordered one from there. sold out now


back in stock. same laptop for £519.97 +delivery
#10
doesnt have a middle click, and the track is very poor, it will be broken in 3 months
banned#11
rza89;7556258
doesnt have a middle click, and the track is very poor, it will be broken in 3 months

eh? :thinking::w00t:
#12
i mean the feed back of the mouse clicks is rock solid, and not very enjoyable
1 Like #13
Ah acers. The alfa romeos of the PC world. TBF, their build quality has improved recently, but its still a case you get what you pay for.

Apple/Sony worshippers should check this out though.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and-toshiba-win-hp-fails/
#14
i do agree with the opinion that more often than not you get what you pay for. No surprises for me with HP being last
#15
The 240 GT looks nice initially. Beware however, it comes with DDR, not GDDR2/3 so will be slower than you may expect. That aside, to be fair, you do have to be impressed with Acer prices..
#16
One word: VISTA?????
#17
hamster666
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/579093/acer-aspire-7738g-t6600-4gb-ddr3-32? same laptop. ordered one from there. sold out now


hamster666
back in stock. same laptop for £519.97 +delivery


You mean £530? Also available from acerdirect for £530...(don't know what P&P is)
http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_7738_Laptop_LX.PFT0X.203/version.asp?refsource=adadwords
EDIT: Free delivery for orders containing a laptop and accessory (within 7 days) Obviously the same deal + site as laptopsdirect; very confusing...
#18
In defence of Acer who I've found to be a decent company >

I worked for a company making very specialised products, this meant buying laptops and stripping them down, removing the screen and some of the casing for use in custom aluminium cases. We used over 60 Acer laptops and one failed, this could have been down to us stripping the laptop down, the only choice we had was to rebuild the laptop, even soldering speaker wires back that we'd cut. We sent this back to Acer, and they repaired it under warranty! even mentioning that the speaker cables were replaced. They must not have thought we tampered with the laptop otherwise I couldn't see how they'd honour the warranty. Due to the nature of the business we had to use laptops we'd rely on because once we'd stripped them down the warranty is effectively worthless or so we thought.

Remember Acer are in the top 5 computer manufactuers in the world. I think their current position is number 3. Statistically they are shipping out many units of which there must be a failure rate. If the failure rate was too high this company wouldn't be in business.

Based on my experience of Acer I would buy one.
#19
For a what spec you get its a good deal.Anyone have one....and be prepared to comment on it? Nice post.Cheers :thumbsup:
#20
For everyone calling out Acer - what specifically does the badge on the front have to do with the BOM components and quality of build?
#21
stephenc
For everyone calling out Acer - what specifically does the badge on the front have to do with the BOM components and quality of build?


you don't know?

Acer have a department who's sole responsibility is to urinate over every component that is brought into the Acer factory.
Occasionally a few components might not have got ****** on all that much so that explains why a few people have Acer computers that actually work just fine.
#22
I can only refer you to my experience above. I've certainly never smelt urine or otherwise on any of their components :)
#23
jamesdew
you don't know?

Acer have a department who's sole responsibility is to urinate over every component that is brought into the Acer factory..
What Acer factory? They don't have one that manufactures notebooks I'm afraid.
#24
stephenc
For everyone calling out Acer - what specifically does the badge on the front have to do with the BOM components and quality of build?


Chassis design.

In my experience and several others the hinges have failed due to poor design.

And yes the after support is the worst i've come across arguing over the repair and trying to charge me for it for weeks. (Should also mention is feels like the hinges are going to fail again only 3 months after having the lid replaced)

Poor chassis design can also lead to higher core temps leading to early failure of components.

On the back of the support alone I won't be buying another Acer.

It only occured to me recently that my PDA I bought a couple of years ago was also Acer. Several months into ownership I suspected the battery wasn't as good as it should be so contacted them. They said it was working fine and the limited battery life I was getting was normal.

Couple of months later out of warranty the battery died.
#25
components are worth the price unlike in other deals posted, specifically the mac's.

not sure about the failure rate but its certain that every mass produced product in the world has FAILED, this includes every manufacturer of computers and laptops.
#26
OFI
Chassis design.

In my experience and several others the hinges have failed due to poor design.

And yes the after support is the worst i've come across arguing over the repair and trying to charge ne for it for weeks.

Poor chassis design can also lead to higher core temps leading to early failure of components.

On the back of the support alone I won't be buying another Acer.

It only occured to me recently that my PDA I bought a couple of years ago was also Acer. Several months into ownership I suspected the battery wasn't as good as it should be so contacted them. They said it was working fine and the limited battery life I was getting was normal.

Couple of months later out of warranty the battery died.


Agreed on the chassis design but only on the assumption they don't outsource the ODM work as well as the actual assembly. :thumbsup:

Support, as you've rightly stated is one of the critical factors. Ultimately, regardless who you buy from, you are buying bits (made by the likes of Intel, AMD, Western Digital, Seagate etc) in a box. In Acer's case last year the box would be one of 11 million made by either Compal, Wistron or to a lesser degree Quanta. But the support experience is a personal one that the next user might not have experienced (as can be seen by the positive support).

Manufacturing/build/ quality is a moot point in todays' OEM/ODM global supply chain
#27
I also had the problem of the hinges cracking the lid. Phoned Acer and they said it was unusual for this to happen and I must have abused it and would have to pay for a repair. I told them that it was a known problem but they were having none of it.
Also a friend sent a laptop in for a paid repair, and not only did they have it for a couple of months but when it was finally returned it had other faults. Of course acer denied they had caused them and refused to discuss it any further.
Acer are a crap company, but if you get one of their laptops that doesnt go faulty then they are cheap I suppose. If it goes faulty though, sell it for spares or repair as a call to acer will be wasting your time and phone bill.:x
#28
I've had 2 Acers and the hinges cracked on both of them. Without this fault they have been brilliant, but I just don't know if I could trust another one.
#29
good deal!!

i had previous issues with acer but when i saw the spec on this machine and the price i took the plunge again and havent looked back.

i actually have this laptop and i must say i've had no problems with it. plays games great, blue rays look great and it runs quick. it has a massive screen (compared to other laptops) so it is a great entertainment laptop.
#30
rza89
i mean the feed back of the mouse clicks is rock solid, and not very enjoyable


Do they speak English on your planet ?
#31
:gift:good deal good spec, hot from me
banned#32
Thanks, great deal. Heat added
#33
guilbert53
Why not put the name of the product in the subject line rather than all that technical stuff.

Like:

Acer Aspire 7738G laptop with Intel® Core 2 Duo T6600 Processor and 17.3" HD Screen

Surely most of the rest of the techncal stuff can go in the main body


Thanks for having gone to the trouble of posting this deal. I don't anymore because of comments like this!
#34
You should check out the other thread where most of us bought this same laptop fr £20 cheaper. From laptopsdirect.co.uk.
#35
Hadouken!
You should check out the other thread where most of us bought this same laptop fr £20 cheaper. From laptopsdirect.co.uk.


....and still can! here!
#36
AdmV0rl0n
The 240 GT looks nice initially. Beware however, it comes with DDR, not GDDR2/3 so will be slower than you may expect. That aside, to be fair, you do have to be impressed with Acer prices..


so this has ddr2 or ddr3? is there a big difference, am seriously considering buying this laptop, would it be capable of playing call of duty modern warfare 2 and crysis on high settings?

is it comparable to the lenovo in this video?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGwBPdPVOEc&feature=fvw

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU01kpVFfV4
#37
stephenc
Agreed on the chassis design but only on the assumption they don't outsource the ODM work as well as the actual assembly. :thumbsup:

Support, as you've rightly stated is one of the critical factors. Ultimately, regardless who you buy from, you are buying bits (made by the likes of Intel, AMD, Western Digital, Seagate etc) in a box. In Acer's case last year the box would be one of 11 million made by either Compal, Wistron or to a lesser degree Quanta. But the support experience is a personal one that the next user might not have experienced (as can be seen by the positive support).

Manufacturing/build/ quality is a moot point in todays' OEM/ODM global supply chain


Support for Acer (amongst a few other companies) is handled by an indian call centre which deals with a third party repair centre (InfoTeam). It was never going to end well..

Googling InfoTeam gets plenty of horror stories.
#38
would it play cod mw2 the same as in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcVnkVSiTSs&feature=related
#39
OFI
Support for Acer (amongst a few other companies) is handled by an indian call centre which deals with a third party repair centre (InfoTeam). It was never going to end well..

Googling InfoTeam gets plenty of horror stories.


To be honest, Infoteam ain't that bad to be honest.
With my last Acer, if ever I had a problem, DHL would come and collect it, and would return it to me 2 days later. So I would send it off on Monday and have it fixed by Wednesday.

Recently it was playing up slightly, and I was informed they didn't have the parts as it was an old model. Was offered an exchange of a much better laptop or a depreciated refund (1/3rd off).

Considering the warranty was about to run out in March, and I fancied a change, I went for the refund. Didn't take too long and they also offered me a refund of the calls made to them - About £30 from my mobile!!!

[P.S. I don't work for Acer or Infoteam, just my view) :thumbsup:
#40
johnyboy45
so this has ddr2 or ddr3? is there a big difference, am seriously considering buying this laptop, would it be capable of playing call of duty modern warfare 2 and crysis on high settings?


The system ram (4gb) is ddr3, which is marginally faster than the more common ddr2.
The video ram (1gb) is also ddr3, which is slower than the more expensive gddr2 & gddr3.

It won't run Crysis on high detail at an acceptable framerate, but then to expect a £500 laptop to manage that is totally unrealistic - low detail will be perfectly playable though.

As for modern warfare 2, I don't know how demanding it is on hardware - but if this video is anything to go by, it should run it well but possibly not @ high detail.



Both the Lenovo Y550 & Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560 have lower resolution screens (1366x768), so to get comparable results you will also have to lower the resolution. (1600x900 is ~40% larger screen area!)

As for raw speed, the Amilo is of an identical spec. to this Acer - so performance should be comparable.
I'm not sure about the Lenovo; or more precisely i'm not sure about the GeForce GT 240M inside it. Models with the higher spec. P7450 CPU claim to use GDDR3, lower spec. models do not.

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