After some research I have decided to buy this laptop, which has great specs for the price - but multiple reviews (like this one) say that while it's a good computer, it's "full of bloatware, which takes time (or a fresh Windows installation) to clean up." I barely even know what that means, much less how to actually go about doing it. [more inside]
I have a desktop at home and I need to get a laptop that I can carry with me to campus. I only need it for email, reading articles, and writing. I'd go with a Chromebook in a heartbeat, but I'm very concerned about being unable to edit documents if I can't get online. Cost and weight are major factors as well. [more inside]
I'm trying to save money and use an old computer monitor to display what I'm transferring on my DVR/VHS combo machine and need some help. [more inside]
My computer keeps making the mounting then un-mounting soud. IOW it thinks I'm plugging something into the USB and then removing it. It started after I used my old external hard drive to back up my stuff. Any ideas how to shut it up...other than mute? New Acer. Runs Windows 7.
How do I replace the hard drive in an Acer TravelMate 512T? [more inside]
Should I buy an Acer Iconia A200, if I mainly want wireless capability and the ability to watch my .avi and .mp4 (and occasional .mkv) media files? If not, then what should I be looking at? [more inside]
How do I get the front panel off to install a second hard drive in my new computer? [more inside]
Acer netbook keyboard and mouse threatening to quit working any minute now. Hoping someone can point me to the right place for assistance before it's too late. [more inside]
For how much do you think I can sell this Acer Aspire? [more inside]
Which is the exact keyboard-time sequence to switch an Acer Aspire 5920G to boot from CD instead of HDD? I need to be guided like a blind. [more inside]
Replacing battery in an Acer Aspire One with one from a different Aspire One design? [more inside]
I have my eye on the Acer Iconia A500: it's a snazzy Android tablet at a nice price, with lots of connectivity. The micro HDMI port is a major selling point for me,because I want to use it for playback of video projections for my performances. But before I buy, I need to know that there's a good Android video player app out there that can 1) play videos from a playlist, and 2) transition seamlessly between videos. Any recommendations? [more inside]
It's all gone dark here....My Acer Aspire One AOD150 is just out of warranty and the screen will not wake up from sleep. I'm out of tricks and wondering if it's just time to buy a new lappy. [more inside]
Picking up Acer Aspire 3100 Notebook causes blue screen of death! [more inside]
Where can I repair an Acer Laptop in Osaka? [more inside]
How do I convince Acer to replace my Aspire/TimelineX 1830T with the same machine but different hardware? [more inside]
Do the Acer Aspire One netbooks support desktop spanning across two displays when connected to an external monitor?
Do the Acer Aspire One netbooks support desktop spanning across two displays when connected to an external monitor? [more inside]
My Macbook has something called a Mini DisplayPort, which apparently has all sorts of compatibility issues (and benefits?). Before I buy my first monitor, what should I know? More info inside. [more inside]
I've just got an Acer TravelMate 5520 running Windows XP from work. It exhibits some strange behaviour when using the shift and control keys simultaneously. [more inside]
The monitor I'm using at work is stretching/flattening a 4:3 resolution into a widescreen format. This gives me a headache. Can I fix it? [more inside]
I have an old GameCube that, until recently, has been chilling with my best friend halfway across the country. Having moved into a new apartment, I thought longingly about the fun I had farming in Harvest Moon, trotting about as Mario, commandeering Link through various worlds, winning the heart of Zel... the point is, that I'm getting it back. [more inside]
Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed? [more inside]
Looking for an ideal 11.6" laptop/netbook for under $600. [more inside]
Trouble installing windows xp on a vista laptop (Acer 6530) [more inside]
My Aspire 3680 (crappy laptop PC) doesn't want to hold a charge anymore, with either battery. How do I determine if it's my laptop, my batteries, or my charger? (I have a VOM and know how to use it).
Why is it OK to have no reserved blocks in ext2 on the Acer Aspire One? [more inside]
I recently spilled green tea (no milk or sugar) around my Acer Aspire 5920 laptop. The machine now makes strange noises. What damage did I do? [more inside] [more inside]
How do I make my external monitor hot-pluggable in xubuntu installed on an Acer Aspire One? [more inside]
So I bought an Acer Aspire One, a netbook/UMPC/whatever you want to call it, and it comes with Linpus and I know next to nothing about Linuxish stuff let alone this flavour, please help with some basic questions? [more inside]
I am trying to get the Email Indicator LED on my Acer Aspire laptop working with GMail and/or Outlook 2007. The easiest way seems to be with some sort of POP emulator/pass-through. [more inside]
What is going on with my Acer Crystal Eye webcam? It suddenly died and won't revive again. [more inside]
I was talking with a friend who owns a Macbook. She was talking about how she doesn't really use it for much and is looking for something newer. I mentioned that I just got my laptop but that I didn't like Vista and have been interested in Macs. Long story short, we came to the conclusion that we might each like to trade out laptops. I'm wondering if this sounds like a fair trade: [more inside]
I am seriously considering getting a laptop. Basic requirements are that it have a 15-inch screen, 2GBs of RAM and Windows Vista Home Premium. I've done a fair bit of research, but am finding it hard to come to a final decision. So now I turn to you, wise MeFi'ites. Can you help? [more inside]
My Acer AL1912 monitors have been acting strangely ... the bottom quarter of the display is stretched and distorted. Does anyone have any idea what's causing this? Naturally, there are some odd circumstances and thus there is ... [more inside]
Why can't I find the second RAM slot in my laptop? [more inside]
Ever heard of the Acer TM4674WLMi laptop? [more inside]
Airport Extreme can't connect with Acer can connect with compaq. [more inside]
My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
My laptop speakers are terrible. Can I replace them? It's an Acer TravelMate 4400.