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Discussion in 'Acer' started by CQSTELUSH, May 21, 2008.

  1. CQSTELUSH

    CQSTELUSH Notebook Consultant

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    pcteck Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm trying to look for an acer 6920 with t8100 processor in Vancouver, BC and can't find any available. If anyone knows where i can find one please let me know.
     
  3. CQSTELUSH

    CQSTELUSH Notebook Consultant

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    Sent mine to service, for a screen replacement.

    P.S. Now it's about 100 euros cheaper than last week, when i bought it. I'm so lucky with this great acquisition... :mad:
     
  4. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    Haven't had the chance to play around with it much, but it wins MAJOR points on style alone.
    Is the Acer Empowering Technology software as useless as it was two years ago when I got my previous system, or is it worth keeping this time around?
     
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    pcteck Notebook Enthusiast

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    what's wrong with your screen? i hear the new screens on the acer 6920 are brighter then other laptops because of the color gamut. can u verify this?
     
  6. wojwoda

    wojwoda GN-003 Gundam Kyrios

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    eRecovery is a must! Without it you can't make your Vista recovery DVD ;). Every Acer has 10 GB secret partition where is stored OS and drivers. The first thing to do is to run eRecovery and make recovery DVDs. :cool:
     
  7. CQSTELUSH

    CQSTELUSH Notebook Consultant

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    Made them, wiped all the HDD and repartitioned it. I will make my own version of Vista, a unattended and slimmed one and them, after configuring all the programs and installing all the drivers... a better and more customized image of it. That factory image, full of crap... i'm keepin' it for the moments when it must go back to them, to service. All those ****ty games... who needs them? :D
     
  8. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    Fully aware of that, wojwoda. Thanks.
    I'm really loving this machine, I gotta say.
    Just needs some new games to play.
    (crap, did that rhyme?)

    Only a few minor issues:
    -They shrunk my favourite Shift key on the keyboard! This is gonna take some retraining to get used to.
    -The CineDash is handy...when it works. There are times it doesn't like me.
    -Neither does the Wireless LAN button on the right side. Sensitive to bumps from underneath.
     
  9. darrickmartin

    darrickmartin Notebook Evangelist

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    why are the canadian models so lame?

    only T5550 1.8GHz
    no wireless-N
    no 1920x1080

    just to name a few things
     
  10. wojwoda

    wojwoda GN-003 Gundam Kyrios

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    Here you can buy only one model! How that is lame :(...

    Good to hear ;). Other Acer Empowering software is mainly useless.

    I only don't like keyboard :(. That's why I didn't buy it.

    Does fan work all the time like reviews mention?
     
  11. CQSTELUSH

    CQSTELUSH Notebook Consultant

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    I don't think so, it's really silent, almost annoying (you don't know if they stopped or they are cooling your hardware). The keyboard... yep, but it's almost the same with the rest of Gemstone models.
     
  12. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    It does whir at a good clip on mine, but only when I'm tasking my system with 3D gaming and stuff.
    Speaking of which, it's high time for me to get some NEW 3D games on my laptop - ones that the old Intel GMA 950 couldn't handle.
     
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    jayvid Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    Could somebody post some benchmark results of the 6920 with full specs (core 2 duo 2.5 ghz T9300, geforce 9500m gs, 4GB DDR etc.)
    I am very interested in buying this notebook, but i would like to know how good it handles games etc.

    thanks in advance, and sorry about my english.

    - Jayvid
     
  14. CQSTELUSH

    CQSTELUSH Notebook Consultant

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    Wait for mine to return from the service and I'll make a full review for NR.
     
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    jayvid Notebook Enthusiast

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    that sounds really great! :)

    But if anyone have benchmark results already, please post them. :)

    I am actually in a kind of hurry, because it is a gift for my brother. (hes getting married)

    Hes still a bit of a gamefreak, and he really could use a notebook. so.
    i was wondering if any of you have tryied to play games like crysis, assassins creed etc. on the 6920? can it handle games like this?
    and does the cinedash control react quick?


    - jayvid
     
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    CQSTELUSH Notebook Consultant

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    Still haven't benched it but as far as I know, it's better than my desktop (X2 6000+, 2 GB DDR-2 Corsair Dominator, 8600 GTS..).

    The CineDash panel it's a bit lazy, but nothing serious.
     
  17. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    OK, am I the only one having issues with their Tuba subwoofer?
    I ain't hearing "10 W" of bass, I can tell ya that much.
    Is there some kinda utility that I gleaned over?
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I benched the 6920G in my mini-review (haven't had a chance to do a complete one since it's my dad's and he lives 500+ km away).

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=250648

    They don't have the T9300 CPU in Canada yet. This model has T5550, 9500M GS, and 3GB. In game performance wouldn't be much different with a T9300 and 4GB since they aren't bottlenecked.
     
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    ekimzulad Newbie

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    I just picked up this laptop from Costco, the 6864 verison. I sure wish this one had a faster CPU and perhaps a Blu Ray drive and higher res screen. Oh well, perhaps Costco will start to carry a higher end model before my 90 days are up. Anyone have any insight on this?

    Anyways I have some questions I was hoping you can help me out with:

    1) The ExpressCard slot: I bought a Belkin Sata II ExpressCard and when I insert it into the slot it kind of snaps into place and you are supposed to push it in again to release/remove it. But I noticed that even when it's snapped in place you can pull it out very easily by accident. I wonder if this is a problem with the laptop, the Belkin card, or just the design of the ExpressCard slot.

    2) Subwoofer: When I play a CD, the sound is pretty awesome and it definitely sounds like the sub is playing. But when I run the speaker test and it goes thru all the speakers, when it gets to the sub I don't hear any sound. Am I doing something wrong?

    3) My Memory Card slot worked the first time I used it, but wouldn't work the second time. Anyone else had problems with theres?

    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Ekimzulad
     
  20. CQSTELUSH

    CQSTELUSH Notebook Consultant

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    I didn't heard a thing on that so called subwoofer, so i told them too about this problem, when I sent it to service. I hope they'll send it back working.
     
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