Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG Owners Lounge

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  1. LTsearching10

    LTsearching10 Newbie

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    Did I mention my 4820TG was delivered about 2 hours ago? All backups are done now time to swap the HD and do a clean install!
     
  2. cykotoxik

    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    Excellent point.

    I inquired about this with the credit card company I plan to use to purchase
    a laptop and was assured that the 2nd year was covered by them.

    So yes, it's quite unnecessary to pay extra for extended warranty. Unless
    of course, you want warranty coverage for the 3rd year or longer.
     
  3. cykotoxik

    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    Hi Bronsky!

    Greetings fellow NJ resident. :)

    Thank you for your posts about your personal experience
    with the 3820TG, they're very informative and helpful.

    My final selection has been reduced to between the 3820TG
    and 4820TG.

    If the 3820Tg was available, at J&R or B&H, it would certainly be
    my first selection.

    For me, J&R or B&H has no tax and fast 1 day shipment.
    NewEgg is definitely out of my selection
    because tax would be $50+.

    J&R is my first selection, because of their excellent return/exchange
    policy. An example would be, some dead pixels on the LCD screen.
    I can just go there personally and make an exchange/refund.

    Ordering the 3820TG from a Canadian retailer, not sure about their exchange policies on dead pixels and such,
    also the costs for international shipments to send it back and paying shipping charges for an exchange.

    You mentioned about the excellent dual cooling and size/weight on the 3820TG. That got me very interested on the 3820TG.

    Spending extra on a CPU upgrade and keyboard is out of my budget for now.

    Back to the 3820TG and 4820TG differences,
    screen size of (.7") and weight of (.7lbs).

    Do you think it makes much of a difference?

    I received today the 4820TG, from J&R (Maspeth, NY to NJ in one day with just the regular shipping option). I'll have no problem returning this and no restocking fee.

    Do you think in my situation, it's too much of a gamble/hassle getting the 3820TG from Canada?

    If Acer all of a sudden makes a US 3820TG release in November/December. Uugghh!
     
  4. Teknoman

    Teknoman Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone come across this?
     
  5. tripilot

    tripilot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah, lucky for me I decided not to get it. I found this article right afterward that explained laptop warranties for me:

    Notebook Warranty Guide

    Fortunately, I just happened to buy the laptop with my Visa Signature card (sheer chance, I almost ran debit) and so it looks like I already have 2 years of warranty for $0! I'm probably going to use the $60 I saved for accident/theft insurance from Laptop, Desktop, Tablet PC, iPad and PDA/Smartphone Insurance from Safeware Insurance, as I travel a good deal and am pretty tough on my tech.
     
  6. TheChappie

    TheChappie Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello.

    I just bought a TimelineX as4820TG-7805 (i5 460 etc.) and it's been awesome so far. My only complaint is that my keyboard is not lit, despite it being listed as a backlit keyboard. How can I turn this on? I have tried all three preset power settings, and looking through device manager and have come up with nothing. Google has also yielded no results.

    Thoughts?

    Also, I got it through J&R and they were great. Had it to me within 2 days, just in time to use for one of my classes. :)
     
  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    The keyboard is not backlit.

    @cykotoxik I would stick with the 4820TG.
     
  8. TheChappie

    TheChappie Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ah. Internet has lied to me again. :(

    One other question, how do I setup a program to use ATI vs. intel HD automatically?
     
  9. lee_what2004

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    You can't, this is manual switch.
     
  10. ahmadmz

    ahmadmz Newbie

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    My laptop came with just 1 stick of samsung 2gb 1333MHz ram. I went to a shop to upgrade, and told them i would like to add another stick of the same ram. Today when i installed cpu-z, it shows my new ram as kingston 1066Mhz.

    So both are running at the slower speeds now. My friend is telling me to just keep this, as there will be no problems with this and the samsung ram will be difficult to find.

    Should i leave this like it is?
     
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