Acer TimelineX 3820TG Owners Lounge. Info, benchmarks, tweaks, mods and upgrades

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  1. lao3hero

    lao3hero Notebook Consultant

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    At least mine is. And now I know I am not alone with a 'fake-looking' AC :)
     
  2. hihowareu

    hihowareu Notebook Guru

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    have u upped ur unboxing video by any chance? i haven't read every post :p
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    My daughter is working on it.:D
     
  4. mnx1024

    mnx1024 Notebook Consultant

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    Bronsky, have you figure out if we can swap out screens yet? And what are compatible?
     
  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    That's pretty far down the list. I'm loading my work software on now. I'll be testing this unit out for a week or so and then looking at the CPU and KB power.

    [​IMG]I have a couple of thoughts for the KB power already. Right next to the KB ribbon socket is a coupling with tape over it marked MB. And there is a nice accessible plug on the right side. [​IMG] I have to figure out what these are. I also like the idea of the PCIe +3.3V suggested by Ponjornoh23.

    One thing at a time.:D

    Bronsky:cool:

    Although I have to say, I am pleased with the display. When I have time, would like to calibrate it.

    Edit: The jack in the first picture is the touchpad. The one in the second pic is the mike plug. That might be promising.
     
  6. mnx1024

    mnx1024 Notebook Consultant

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    From your progress, it makes me seriously wants to put my keyboard order on hold. I mean, if your backlit mod is successful, I might actually go that route.

    Also, I'm requesting some opinion on SSD. Should I get the OCZ Vertex 2 E 120gb or go for something cheaper?

    P.S. As much as I don't mind the lower resolution screen, I still prefer a higher resolution one. :D
     
  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    I've only owned Intel and now Crucial SSDs, so I can't be much help there. I have a 160GB X25-M in my desktop, a 40GB X25-V in my 1410T and the Crucial in the 3820TG.
     
  8. Just_a_Nick

    Just_a_Nick Notebook Deity

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    Have you got a list of display with a higher solution?

    @Bronsky Can you add the pictures in a high resolution version?
     
  9. Fellerwinde

    Fellerwinde Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well its been a hard and long wait. This would have been the perfect machine for me. Sadly it was not meant to be. I live in Canada and i have lost the patience to wait any longer. Dam you Acer....do you have a heart so cold? I have decided on the Lenovo Ideapad y460. A little bigger, hotter and a lot of crapware but alas....

    3820gt.... maybe we shall meet in the future, after a refresh or two.

    Good luck to all with their laptop ventures. Fel out. :mask:
     
  10. bolt.pt

    bolt.pt Notebook Evangelist

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    By the way Bronsky, did you do a clean install?

    If so, do the Fn + arrow keys (left and right, the ones that control the backlight) work? Those are the two that I haven't got to work yet, I'll need to figure this out I guess :\
     
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