[SATLUG] What do you know about Acer Laptops?

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 20:02:22 CDT 2008

They work fine as far as compatibility, the thing to watch out for is
battery life.  At a former place I worked, we ordered many of those low cost
Acers and battery life was little more than an hour (if that.)  If you know
for sure that it will give you the battery life you want, the laptops are

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 4:34 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> David Kowis wrote:
>> There's a real cheap one (<$400 after rebates) at office despot. However,
>> I don't know really anything about them. How do they hold up? Would they
>> stand being put through the punishment of a from-source distro? Stuff works
>> in linux?
>> Just looking for more info before I go and make the purchase :)
>> Thanks in advance :)
>> (Cross-posted to get the most feedback :D )
> I've been running Ubuntu Linux since 2006 (6.10) on an Acer 3050 Aspire
> (Purchase price: $500.00 from Overstock.com) with an AMD 1.8GHz chip and
> 2.5GB RAM.  Video does fine under fglrx (shares 32MB), and wireless works
> well by wrapping the Broadcom driver.  My lappy has taken tremendous abuse,
> and come back repeatedly for more.  If you attended either of the LOCC
> Computer Shows in June or July, you've seen it...
> Cheers!
> Ed
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Ernest de Leon

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