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No question just confirmation ACER emachines among the worst

May 31, 2015 at 02:59:46
Specs: Windows XP
Confirmed, ACER / emachines is among the worst on Earth. This goes back to mid 1990s (ACER) with failures, weirdness, faults, cheapness, etc. The continued existence of ACER proves three things:

1. Cheap always costs more.
2. Evil companies do exist, and they do cause harm on purpose, never improving.
3. Enough people are stupid enough to pay low price, somehow expecting success, yet merely funding an evil empire that always preys upon the next idiot.

I've been doing tech for many decades. I learned about ACER emachines long ago. I'm writing this to help idiots stop propelling evil companies such as ACER emachines which only do wrong and never improve.

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May 31, 2015 at 03:22:49
On purpose? Really? I don't know anything about Acer, so I can't
say anything about them specifically.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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May 31, 2015 at 03:53:23
You're a bit out of date, ToxiCom.

Acer discontinued the emachines brand two years ago.

Acer's own brand of laptops are as good as most other brands, and better than some.
I have owned a couple of their own brand laptops and found them to be reliable & well-made.

Emachines (once sold by PC World) I would never buy one on account of there being very poor customer support on the web. Likewise the Gateway brand.

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May 31, 2015 at 06:06:30
Please tell us exactly what you feel is wrong with Acer/eMachines/Gateway rather than just making a broad statement. None of the hardware components are made by them, so all they really are is an assembler. eMachines was always marketed as a budget line but the only major issue I've ever encountered with them is with the power supplies, usually Bestec units.

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May 31, 2015 at 08:01:56
A company that caused harm on purpose would never be able to run a business.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 31, 2015 at 08:04:58
I've worked on a few Acer laptops that had overheating problems with dust build up. They are the easiest I've found to maintain in this regard. They are one of the few that allow you access to the fan without disassembling the laptop.

I have a emachines laptop that hasn't skipped a beat since I've owned it. It is a little slow due to hardware specs. It performs as well as any other laptop with similar specs. For the price I paid I am happy with it. I added a 7200rpm drive to it recently which has improved performance substantially and I also have room to add more RAM because it only has 2gb installed.

I have to beg to differ on your initial post. For a budget line of pc's I think they do okay.

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May 31, 2015 at 10:07:10
Can't comment on eMachines... never had one nor ever been in touch with one...

However my albeit limited experience with about 5 Acer laptops (Aspires) I have found them to be reliable; relatively simple to access/change drives, RAM etc... Certainly no personal experience of them being unreliable, prone to problems etc. Their cooling seems reasonable - although if left on and perhaps seriously number crunching for a length time... - they may on occasion run a little warm. But that's easily reduced by ensuring air vents are clear; and perhaps raising the laptop a little off the desktop?

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May 31, 2015 at 10:50:01
The sentiments expressed here are broadly in line with a recent survey by (I think it was) PC Magazine which found that customers were more satisfied with Acer laptops than with those from HP, Dell, and Toshiba.

Nothing in my experience warrants the defamatory statement by the OP.

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June 1, 2015 at 06:41:56
Iv worked on many laptops over the years from changing a screen to replacing the motherboard and to date the most easiest have been ACER. I actually really like the way they are put together and the parts are pretty cheap too. Some of the newer ACER laptops have really impressed me, iv never had bad experiences with them, but i have with other manufacturers.

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October 30, 2017 at 13:37:44
One good thing about the old Emachines is they are never obsolete.

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