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Posted by: dom
« on: February 15, 2015, 18:16:17 »

Here's what the reviewer missed:

1) DVD player is flimsy built and will brake in no time.
2) Power jack location interferes with DVD tray if not kept at certain angles.
3) Touchpad incorporated buttons are noisy and overall experience bad.
4) Arrived with bent keyboard bezel.
5) Display hinges not the best.

Posted by: Hoti
« on: October 29, 2014, 15:49:31 »

Some Info's:

The System can run Hyper-V (Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012R2), VT is enabled by default (can not be disabled thru BIOS) and it's working fine... This was the first i verified in the store before buying. :-)

The statement that the 3rd HDD Port can not be used is wrong, iam using the Laptop with the inbuild 1TB HDD / SSD 256GB and I added also a 500GB SSD; all three drives are working fine with Windows 8.1 x64 and Windows Server 2012 R2. So check your setup...

I never got any BSOD so far with 32GB, iam running BIOS Version 1.15.

Posted by: stu
« on: October 11, 2014, 23:50:25 »

 I have this model, what I find for a cooling system, I cut a piece of gutter pipe, place it on a fan tray, then put your laptop on the half pipe, nice cooling system for render work.
Posted by: Sberla
« on: May 13, 2014, 13:23:06 »

Tested with new BIOS 1.15 and 32GB installed, not BSODs so far. :)
Posted by: Sberla
« on: May 12, 2014, 11:58:01 »

Does anyone know where to get this spec heavy (32gb ram) version in the UK? Or is it only Germany... sberla, hows it getting on with rendering? Any good as much as a laptop can be?

i bought it in Switzerland. I had several issues with BSOD, because of the large amount of memory, 32GB which looks like is not well supported by motherboard. I'm down to 16GB and now no more BSOD.
I do lot of rendering and postproduction on psd and runs very smootly even with huge files >3GB files in Photoshop. Rendering speed is great for being a laptop (not comparable to a workstation though) and does not warm up very much either.
I will try the new BIOS 1.15 to see if it fixed the issues with memory management.
Posted by: AdamS
« on: April 27, 2014, 21:01:36 »

what u prefer more? this ACER or Toshiba qosmio x70?
Posted by: Bob
« on: December 10, 2013, 13:59:33 »


I bought this laptop back in summer and here's what the (good/thorough) review doesn't say...

* Out of the box it had to go in for repair since the keyboard was mal-functioning (space bar only had one contact working, various key did not work properley). After some hastles with the reseller - was sent to Acer and fixed.

* However a problem I thought was linked to the keyboard issue was not fixed ie: the Cursor keys cannot be combined !!! You can only go one direction at a time (which is a real problem if you play games no?!?). eg: when gaming if you go up and left for instance then suddenly whatever you were controlling stops dead in it's tracks (try playing any FPS with that!). I've tried sending it back, looking for updating the BIOS etc... nothing work so solution is WASD....

* Cursor keys are too small (ok that you could see from the pics in the review).

* The speakers are really bad quality (the worst I've ever had on any PC/laptop - really).

* Battery life really went crap in no time (I've only had it since summer) - only stay 2 hours max now.

Apart from those 'little' things it's not bad (light, quiet, powerful for gaming) - I let you decide....


Posted by: Valbobga
« on: November 28, 2013, 14:03:41 »

Can this vun VMware vSphere with the memory capacity either natively or as  nested virtualization in Windows?

Posted by: Sealynx
« on: November 14, 2013, 21:36:21 »

im considering buying one for gaming.... the oposition to it is lenovos Y5510p 
although it is smaller seems to be more powerfull and with better screen
whats your advice?
Posted by: SkiDoo
« on: October 22, 2013, 10:39:34 »

I have to inform you that this Notebook is not capable of handling 3 disks. The controller can onyl handle 2 disks at the same time. So either one hdd and the mSata Disk or 2 hdds.

It is not possible to install 2 hdds and the msata disk at once. The system won't recognize them all at the same time.
Posted by: York'sComputing
« on: September 26, 2013, 17:34:46 »

Does it have keyboard backlight? If yes, what color?

No it does not have a backlit keyboard.  Seems they really focussed on hardware and performance for their budget on this beauty. There are still backlit keyboard upgrades you can get for it though
Posted by: SaltySaul
« on: September 04, 2013, 23:29:17 »

Does it have keyboard backlight? If yes, what color?
Posted by: M4rky
« on: September 04, 2013, 17:31:01 »

I have just bought one of these. I want to add an SSD to the second drive bay. Does anyone know where I can get a drive cage/caddy for it?
Posted by: Joeyboy
« on: August 12, 2013, 17:17:52 »

Does anyone know where to get this spec heavy (32gb ram) version in the UK? Or is it only Germany... sberla, hows it getting on with rendering? Any good as much as a laptop can be?
Posted by: Hyperi0n
« on: August 11, 2013, 20:46:57 »

Wonderful analysis, thank you for this review.

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