Kudos to Acer. They want business and are able to keep it up and they aren't screwing up like they did in the past.
Acer has my business IF they can release the new Travelmate with full specs to the USA with ATI, SSD, Wimax, WWLAN and the like. The most loaded up model they can make. IE the most premium version they can do.
Im hoping something happens in the coming months. I am still waiting but now am heavily leaning Acer IF Travelmate comes out with the specs I want. I do NOT want a Glossy screen and the 3810T is completely out of the question.
Right now is 7/22/09 and Acer is hard at work building notebooks for the public so hopefully souped up models will emerge.
My ideal model will also have SU9600. Im trying to get closer to the magic 2GHZ mark for performance if possible as well in the ULV line. I am not in a mad rush to buy but I also want something as well. So Im trying to keep holding out till I get something closer to what I really want.
Acer seems to be beating out other makers on the notebooks as of today. Unclear if others will surpass Acer in the future. Somehow I think its doubtful. Lots of competition should be out as we hit closer to year end though so if someone else bites with 8+ hours on a ULV with a good price, I'll consider that one.
I definitely want to buy something this year. I can't hold out till next year. :-(
Acer is gaining huge marketshare now. Gateway which is owned by Acer has gotten top marks for its large performance PC's.
Acer is definitely turning into a very good PC maker. Just wish they could give me my ideal notebook PC in the Travelmate line.
If it doesn't come out in the USA and considering it has an international warranty, I may buy a European model and buy a set of travel plugs. I assume this doesn't come with multiple plugs for international travel. It has the autosensing adapter so only plugs would be needed. And I could remap the keyboard using the Operating System to USA.
That is assuming even Europe or somewhere else has the exact model I want now or in the forseeable future. Price of getting it shipped to the USA may break my price barrier though as well as VAT or other tax structures. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.
Im just hoping Acer was lazy and will introduce the new Travelmates to the USA in the next month or two. That is my real hope.
Just like Acer marketshare figures, these forums are kicking, with 60 pages of posts related to the Timeline series.
Hint to Acer: Travelmate 8371 to USA market! SU9600, ATI, WWLAN, Bluetooth, and a SSD with 4GB Ram, Vista Business, fingerprint.
SSD prices should be dropping too so it shouldn't be overly expensive. SU9600 yields I don't think are too high right now though for some reason.
Last edited by adamj023; 22nd July 2009 at 08:43 PM.
Any solution to Hdmi artiifacts when viewing Netflix instant view (NIV) ? Some darkly lit scenes will show changing patterns on a wall where you know the color should be uniform. NIV is not quite dvd quality, so I'll bet these artifacts would be here with any hdmi output pc. This could be an advantage to the old analog Svideo which is pretty much obsolete on new pcs. On the other hand i think the artifacts are not too noticeable and the picture seems sharper with hdmi vrs Svideo.
Are people buying their 3810T-6415's at J+R for those USA purchasers?
If so, how was J+R to deal with. I am in NYC and wish they had the Travelmate and Im trying to hold off.
Seems like those with the 3810T-6415 have the cream of the crop in the USA.
I ordered mine on the 17th of this month, got it today. It took a while to ship, but once it did I got it fast (Philly is close to NYC). I had no issues. If you order it from their website, go through Bing and get cash back.