Acer's biggest laptop...

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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  2. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    Yikes, 20 inches?!? :eek: I fail to see why someone would not just buy an iMac :) ;) . Seriously, that's way too big to be a "portable."
     
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Definitely a desktop replacement ;)

    It looks like crap too . . .
     
  4. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Buy a huge laptop with limited portability for more money or a cheaper desktop for less? hard decision :rolleyes:
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i think its for people who sit at desk.. but want to be able to move workspace fast... which is a small market. But 240Gb gosh!
     
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    I believe they can place a 3.5" drive in that gargantuan, so it really isn't that impressive.
     
  7. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    I think Acer have tapped into a valuable market here: A portable computer which doubles as a weapon of self defence.
     
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    7.4 - 7.8 kg? Who wants to carry that in their backpack? You probably have to have your own power station to use it more than 30 minutes.
     
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    with the emphasis for 'hard core gaming' so the games party demon... now... do they fight at these things? may be when you get mad at someone playing wow you can smash their head in with that in real life?? hahaha

    i think they should make a waterproof version for the drinks and food involved...
     
  12. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a

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    But but but...

    It comes with a built-in subwoofer! :p

    Oh wait I'm not joking.... :(
     
  13. afornander macrumors 6502

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    probly good for lan gaming. its not the best portability, but it would be better than a tower.:rolleyes:
     
  14. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Oh **** that ****!

    How much does this damn thing cost? $4000?

    For whatever reason, the Acer store won't work for me. :( Never has either. Both on Comcast and BellSouth I get a page cannot be displayed when navigating to USA.
     
  15. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

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    DUDE!!! That thing is big and ugly! 17 pounds is way too much.
     
  16. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    lan gaming with an acer... okay a 20" mbp would be intimidating...
     
  17. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, I wouldn't want anything bigger than my 15" MBP. Eve n 17" seems too big to me. I like the 15" for taking around with me to different offices but for use when working on a desk and (but will cart it around) and a 13" MB for use on the train, bus, car, whatever. Nothing else needed, not a 17" and DEFINITELY not a 20"!
     
  18. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I don't need or want anything bigger than this 17". It's pretty darn big as it is. Luckily with it having the super wide/short screen the chassis is still easily manageable. Not to mention only being ~6 lbs make it a true portable. I don't know about a 20" lappy that weighs 17 lbs. I'm sure I could find better uses for it than using it as a computer.
     
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    I think it's a fine idea for LANners. I hate having to lug my tower + giganto 20-inch CRT every time there's a LAN party around here. A rig WITH a 20-inch LCD that, in total, weighs half as much as my current monitor is a nice thing.
     
  20. backupdrummer macrumors regular

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    Seems like a pretty small market they are going after with this. Good luck Acer.
     
  21. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Its actually for self conscious people who think they need to lose weight, so rather then carrying around a 6lb Mac, they are going to carry around the extra 17lbs in hopes that it will help them lose weight.
     
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    They call that thing a "laptop"? Hope you all have big thighs.....


    Calling such a monster a "laptop" is like me walking around with a white MacBook and earphones plugged into it, and calling the thing an iPod. :p
     
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    We must cage fight the Dell XPS M2010 vs. the Acer Aspire 9800.
     
  24. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I saw this in a local magazine few days ago. This thing weighs more than the 17" iMac. BTW, why would they bother putting in two 2.5" HDD's instead of 1 3.5" HDD. Largest 2.5" available is 200 GB. Largest 3.5" is 750...:p
     
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    It's a halo product. Same with Dell's.
     

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