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Have Acer products gotten better over the years?

Back when i was a young teenager (Over 10 years ago now, man i feel old) Acer products were known for being built to a budget rather than getting the best quality products in the price bracket they were aiming for. I have personally avoided Acer as a brand ever since then. With exception of their very high end products which do seem nice i have no idea about whether Acer products have actually gotten better over the years or whether they are still the same old song and dance of built to a budget and can be beaten by basically every brand out there

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10 minutes ago, Tomsta said:

i have no idea about whether Acer products have actually gotten better over the years

SIT DOWN BOYO! I HAVE A TALE TO TELL (anyone who knows me since july/august knows i've been having headache with acer, took them 4 months to solve my case)

 

disclaimer: this is my personal experience so it's a sample size of one (1) and should be taken with a grain of salt

their lower end product still sucks, but the caveat is that no one offers the spec they're offering at the price they're offering at, so 

10 minutes ago, Tomsta said:

built to a budget and can be beaten by basically every brand out there

this isnt true, in my experience, as there are no other brand with competing product with the same spec at that price

but the fact that they promised and couldnt deliver is still true

and their technical support is laughable

Things I need help with:

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none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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In my experience over a similar time frame, Acer has always delivered a decent quality product for the price. Never had to deal with customer support, though...

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  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

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From what I have experienced nothing bad has ever really happened. A few years back, my school gave us chrome books form Acer and they worked great, as well as can be expected from a chrome book. I have also had experience with their monitors and nothing seemed off. The only thing that i would tell you away from is their lower end laptops. 

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24 minutes ago, Tomsta said:

Back when i was a young teenager (Over 10 years ago now, man i feel old) Acer products were known for being built to a budget rather than getting the best quality products in the price bracket they were aiming for. I have personally avoided Acer as a brand ever since then. With exception of their very high end products which do seem nice i have no idea about whether Acer products have actually gotten better over the years or whether they are still the same old song and dance of built to a budget and can be beaten by basically every brand out there

I’m upgrading to a laptop from my prebuilt from Acer with a 1050 and R5 1400, and it’s absolute garbage.

It has a terrible OEM motherboard, where the BIOS is horrible. The RAM is limited to 2133mhz.

The PSU is basement tier.

the airflow is garbage.

when playing some games the USB ports stop working and then the entire system crashes and I can’t turn it back on for an hour

No extra ports for an SSD (It takes over 2 minutes too boot)

 

I mean this system is 3 years old, and it was a budget prebuilt, but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth

 

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