acer any good?

Can't say about desktops but i bought two laptops for my sons to use in uni and have not had a days trouble with them
Bought a few acer desktops in the last year for some customers, no problems with them. Good value.
I think Acer is pretty good value aswell, apart from all the sh1te they install on it, but they are not the only ones, a lot if not most makers load their own stuff on systems.
i had a top end laptop full hd, bluray was very good , but you do get what u pay for , there ok for the kids , but personally have a sony viao now the main diff is the battery life even new u would only get 2 hours max on an acer , i have upto 6 hours on my sony laptop
any thoughts on the one in the link guys?

Have a guy from dell trying to do a deal for me around the same spec at the moment
just had a quick look to compare on euroDell but they seem a lot more expensive......... obviously if he can price-match go with the Dell, if not personally I've no probs with Acer.
Let us know what Dell Guy says
any thoughts on the one in the link guys?

Have a guy from dell trying to do a deal for me around the same spec at the moment

Its a pretty decent spec for the money but if you could wangle something extra from Dell then I would go for wireless keyboard or a good deal on a nice monitor. Haggle away and see what you can get. Its a buyers market.
this is the spec I configured on the dell website. Total inc VAT £1003.
This is the spec the guy from dell is trying to do a deal for me - I mentioned the acer machine to him so will let you know how i get on.




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well after sending more emails to the dell guy he still hasnt replied so given up on them! If they cant even reply to my emails when I want to buy something then what hope I have when I have a problem?!!

Anyway, decided to go to buying the components and building it myself :) wish me luck!
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You will fine M8 just take your time and you will ok

Don't try to save a few quid by going to different suppliers for components get them all from the same one.

What part of the uk are you as a few online retailers also have warehouses and shops novatech is one
Am in london m8.

Why get them from one supplier? I found one half cheaper at ebuyer and the other half cheaper at CCL online. Never used CCL online though but they're selling the i7 920 retails still.

I emailed ebuyer to see if they priced match considering I was buying around £1000 stuff but they said no.

Asked the same with CCL but still waiting for reply
If you want price matching you have to ring. Telesales teams are on commision, websales (perhaps barring Dell's live chat) aren't. However, the most likely reason Dell haven't contacted you is they cannot match the price.
Why get them from one supplier? ...
It's handy to have everything turn up at once, though generally it's because you'll save more on the postage costs by ordering from one supplier than spreading your order across several when chasing a few pounds on items.

However, Ebuyer and CCL both do free delivery on orders over £50, so just split the order across the two if CCL also say no to a price match (remember CCL 'do' quidco).
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