Strange since most people in my school, especially in the Computer Sciences programs, which I am one of those people, use Acer laptops for the majority. Its either them, HP which are over priced or Dell. All 3 companies make good computers, obviously for different people I guess. Other than the heat, my Acer is a damn good computer for what I paid, and I dont use it for gaming other than old games like StarCraft and Postal 2.
And to be honset Iäve never seen an Acer for $3000 and if you spend that kind of cash on a computer I am not suprices it was great when you baught it and that it still is good.
My computer costed less than half of that.
My Dell was around $2400 4 years ago. the prices drop heavily every month.
I was under the impression that now a days resolution was only tied to screen size so the bigger the screen the higher the resolution. Since I have a 15.4" screen I don't think higher resolution would be practical since the text would be rather small.
my Dell is 15" and not WideScreen ... 4:3 ratio. you can make text larger using Windows. but you cant reach the accuracy for CAD/CAMs with low resolution.
the point is ... Dell is years ahead of the competition. and its bad to slag them
I never acctually bothered to take a look at their high end stuff since it was far out of my price range.
Your laptop was twice as expencive as mine and I just didn't need all that performance.
When it comes to the lower end laptops Dell seems to be seriously overpriced.
There's a differance of a couple of hundred dollars when comparing an Acer and a Dell.
BTW, as far as I know Acer doesn't even make laptop that expencive.
Honestly if you have ever used a higher end Dell you would be impressed. A guy in my classes just got a Inspiron 9400, almost fully upgraded and cost him about 1500 dollars, Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz CPU, 1 GB of memory and a free upgrade GPU to a ATI X1800 Mobile. It plays most games with ease. Only I wouldnt want to play Oblivion on it unless it had a fully upgraded CPU and 2 GB's of RAM.