View Full Version : What are Acer computers like?

27-05-2004, 08:28 PM
I am thinking of buying a new computer. I see Dick Smith sell Acer computers. These are cheap. But does anyone have any experience of them? Are they a reasonably good quality computer, or aren't they much good?

27-05-2004, 08:42 PM
I bought an Acer Athlon 2600+ laptop last month. Great computer, but a little short on RAM with only 256mb, so I put another 512mb in and it really flies.

27-05-2004, 09:08 PM
Acer are a good brand, but I would think twice about purchasing from Tricky Dickey ;)

27-05-2004, 09:20 PM
Have you heard of bad experiences with Dick Smith?

27-05-2004, 09:29 PM
No, but I know how their pricing structure works. I won’t go into details here, but get a second price on ANYTHING you buy from them :)

27-05-2004, 09:33 PM
I have had an Acer laptop for 14 months and can award it 5 stars. But check whether the supplier can do on the site service as I had to have the mother board replaced, my fault, and it had to go back to Acer at Albany. It was away for 3 weeks. I increased my RAM to 512 MB.

Great machine. I have 2 printers, a scanner, an external sound system, a full size split keyboard and a 19 inch monitor running from it without any trouble what so ever. Any PC that can stand up to the abuse I give it has to be excellent.

Dumb Bell.

Peter H
27-05-2004, 09:41 PM
Dick Smith's maybe dearer, but their service and replacement policy is the best. My experience.

27-05-2004, 09:49 PM
Yes, but in the case of an Acer laptop ALL service is handled by Acer Care NZ directly, so it doesn’t really matter where you purchase it, as long as you get a receipt. But I will agree that their over the counter replacement for most of their DSE/Digitor and other in house products is nice, also means you can "try before you buy" :D

27-05-2004, 10:32 PM
Actually I am wanting a desktop, not a laptop.
What sort of 0800 line do they have for help requests, if any?

27-05-2004, 10:38 PM
From memory 0800 Monday to Friday telephone support, I can find out tomorrow for you if you want, they usually come with a little support sticker on the bottom of the machine. What model were you looking at?

27-05-2004, 11:01 PM
I saw an Acer advertized in the paper tonight, but my neighbour has the paper at the moment so can't tell you the model. Not to worry though, I will ask Dick Smith for their 0800 number if I need it.