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after nine years, finally taking the plunge and buying a new computer (no kidding). acer ast135-u-s3104 has been recommended. any experience? any other suggestions? just for home use; word processing and basic internet, occasional games but few.

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http://www.cdw.com/s..._ast135-u-s3104 that acer?
i've had no experience with their desktops but i've got a few acer LT's here at work and they are good...very good for the price...and if you get the added warranties they're deffinitely worth it...i'm of the school of thought that...for basic home use (word processing, internet, a few games here and there)...the price is the most impotant factor...if the configuration listed above is what you're getting...i think you'll be happy with it...it should suit your needs for the next few years (heck...i've got a 6 year old dell with 256 Ram a 40 gig hd and a 667 pIII {i think it's a pIII....} at the house...and it works fine for what little i do at home)
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I hate having a contradicting response to what a more experienced individual has to say, but I have worked on a few Acer computers (actually, laptops) before, and they have been nothing but trouble. Things like batteries going deal (beyond recharge) in not even a year with limited use, AC adapters going dead, that kind of thing. I can't say anything about their desktops, although I get the feeling this is a situation similar to Dell's... The Dell desktops seem quite stable, but yet their laptops are wimpy...
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that would be the one. i am using an old dell too but it crashed a few days ago and i can't get the printer and scanner to reinstall without crashing it again. for what i'd have to deal with to uninstall/reinstall windows and then see if it works, i'd rather upgrade a bit (probably more than a bit) and know my components will be supported.

thanks and i will check into the extended warranties as well.

sk - i have heard the same thing that's why i'm leaning toward keeping to the desktop.
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storm...never worry about contradicting someone here...as long as you're correct...or have info to back up your statements...we all have different experience and points of view...that's what makes this place effective...

i've heard of the issues with the acer LT's as well...but personally have not had a single one rear it's head...i may be lucky...but so far i've done well with their LT's....as stated..no experience with their desktops...but...IN GENERAL desktops have less problems than laptops...
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I bought my wife a Acer pentium 3-550 computer new when they came out. She was so happy with that computer that it took almost 3 years to convince her she needed a new one. I finally got to build her a intel P4 - 2.4 on a foxconn MB puter to replace it. Never had a lick of problems with that computer. I in the meantime went thru 4 computers. A athlon slot A 650, athlon 900 socket A, Intel P4 1.8 and a athlon barton 2600. I just cant keep my hands out of the case so im always upgrading them until its time to start anew.

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