Acer Serial number -> Manufacture date ralation ship
I've ordered a TravelMate 8200, but having only afterward having found the bad review am now worried. Anyhow, I wanted to try to make sure the gamble was safer by trying to ensure I get a newer build. The date is not printed on the outside of the packaging but the serial number may be.
I can't believe I just asked Acer and they told me:
First 10 digits/chars refer to the part
number of the laptop (ie. model/build type)
Then digit 11 is the build year eg. 6 => 2006
Digits 12 and 13 give the week number of the build
The rest must then I guess be a unique sequential number.
Dunno what the trailing letter is.