Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG Owners Lounge

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    No can do!

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    KingRaptor Notebook Evangelist

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    The Acer activation looks for a specific BIOS flag only on Acer machines. If you installed it on a non-Acer computer, not only are you violating the EULA of OEM Windows but it also won't have the BIOS flag and, therefore, won't work.
     
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    dmarvp Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does anyone know of an Internet site where I can buy this laptop and that allows for INTERNATIONAL shipping ? I tried on Amazon but they don't ship this laptop to other countries. I'm in Spain and not only do we have worse versions of the Acer Timeline X series, they cost almost the double too !
     
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    Welcome to computeruniverse.net!

    Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-5454G64Mnks - Notebooks - computeruniverse.net

    They do ship to Spain. Note that all notebooks are german models with german keyboard layout and OS.

    I bought my 3820tg from them and was very happy with their service. I installed the english language pack by using a program called Vistalizator. I already got used to the german keyboard, you can always change it to a qwerty keyboard anyway if you don't like it.
     
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    dmarvp Notebook Enthusiast

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    WOW! thanks !

    In Germany they are 150 euros cheaper than in Spain , or even more, because here we only have the core i3 versions of the 3820. We don't even have the 4820. Still, not as cheap as buying in America :( (850 euros = 1150 dollars)

    I see they have the 3820tg for the same price, which I like a lot too. I will have to think about it, but if anyone knows an American site that ships internationally feel free to share :p
     
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    The 3820TG is very scarce at the moment and it's not available in USA. It's being sold only in a few countries.(Canada,Germany and Taiwan I think)

    Remember that when buying from outside Europe you have to pay import taxes. Also, make sure that the warranty is valid for Europe.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    My 3820TG from Germany was 707 Euros. The difference in what I paid and someone in the EU pays is the VAT. PCHome will probably ship to you in Spain but I think customs will add on the VAT.

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    Another option I have is to convince a friend I have in the US to buy the 4820tg from Amazon (800$ = 600 euros) and then send it to Spain (I don't think I would have to pay taxes that way and it shouldn't cost more than 100 euros). Having this option , what would you buy ? the 3820 tg or the 4820 tg ?

    I like the size and weight of the 3820, and I don't care that much about the optical drive. It's just the price and the low specs that it has on Spain what holds me down from buying it...
     
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    The US has access to both. There is an I3-370M 3820TG (out of stock ATM) and an I5-460M 4820TG. If you are not going to swap out the CPU for a larger one, I would get the 4820TG. Otherwise, the 3820TG would be my choice. Be prepared for shipping to be expensive or take forever (15 days for mine to arrive from Germany).

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    fire3element Notebook Consultant

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    Ok guys. I finally found a fan that would fit this laptop, and a perfect fit it is. I am not sure where to get the 5v power from. Obviously a laptop cooler would plug into a USB port, but what about an internal hook up. Is there anywhere to get power from on the mobo?
    As of now, I am waiting for a new cover plate incase I mess up mine. Total was $18 and change shipped to my door. I was trying to position the fan close to the existing ports, but it is not going to work out. I will need to make a new exaust port on the bottom cover plate.

    If anyone wants to know, the fan is a 5volt 30mm x 30mm x 7mm from Directron.com
    Cost was $6.48 incl. tax. They actually have a store-front here in Houston. Very nice people. This fan was the smallest I could find that was less than 10mm thick (the most common slim fan thickness).

    I will try to attach a pic of the WIP, if my DroidX will allow.

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