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Old 11-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #16
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I am not sure if the model advertised on Courts ad today on Straits Times is this model. They have an Intel Pentium Dual Core 11.6", 500GB HDD, 2GB RAM going for $509. I think it is a limited set promotion.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:49 AM   #17
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For portable Laptop, how long the battery can last is a vital factor. I once had a expensive ultral portable Laptop, but the Battery only last for 2.5 hrs, in the end, this laptop was not fully utilised at all. I bring netbook when out.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:17 AM   #18
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It lasts 4 hours. Of course, that's not while gaming.

I'll put a video of D3 up after my ram upgrade.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
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I most likely to hold til the IT show end of this month to get some freebies.

From the review on the processor, it performs better than the amd e450 in the CPU benchmark. That is good given that it a scaled down version of i3 2nd gen.

Might wanna to install SSD. it beside the RAM right?
Missed this. The SSD has to be 7mm.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #20
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Does acer still have the common overheating problems?
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #21
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From what I know, only Crucial M4?

Missed this. The SSD has to be 7mm.
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Old 13-08-2012, 09:44 PM   #22
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Is the aspire one V5-171 more worth it since it has a I3-2367m processor and intel Hd3000 card?

its going for $679,$130 more than the acer 756.PcBenchmark score is 1833 compared to the celeron 877 of 1436.
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Old 14-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #23
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I went to funan challenger last week and also had a look at this model. It identical in terms of the casing. I used to have a i3 380um laptop and it is pretty fast.

Is the aspire one V5-171 more worth it since it has a I3-2367m processor and intel Hd3000 card?

its going for $679,$130 more than the acer 756.PcBenchmark score is 1833 compared to the celeron 877 of 1436.
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Old 14-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #24
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I went to check their price on Sunday.

1) Acer V5 -171 - $699
2) Acer AO756 - $549

That is $150 apart. Probably can get a SSD 64GB and 8gb ram for the AO756 with a small top-up of $20. (Crucial @ 109+ 4gb ram @ 29 each).
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Old 14-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #25
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Both laptops look good value for money. But I was on a budget so the 756 worked out better for me =)
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Old 14-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #26
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From what I know, only Crucial M4?
I think Hynix SSD is also 7mm. But I'm not sure about the quality.
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Old 18-08-2012, 03:28 PM   #27
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Does acer still have the common overheating problems?
Should be ok now in general with the introduction of newer and more advanced CPUs which are low in heat.

Personally owned a few Acers before in the recent 4 years, honestly, none of them gave me overheating issues and neither do they require attention at the "hospital". Quite surprised as many of my friends have told me bad stories about Acer.
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Old 18-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #28
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Missed this. The SSD has to be 7mm.
That means all existing 9.5mm notebook HDDs and SSDs won't fit into the netbook right?

Are 7mm HDDs easily available from SLS? No intention to go SSD route yet. Also, anyone tried how the netbook performs under Linux?
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Old 19-08-2012, 07:38 AM   #29
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That means all existing 9.5mm notebook HDDs and SSDs won't fit into the netbook right?

Are 7mm HDDs easily available from SLS? No intention to go SSD route yet. Also, anyone tried how the netbook performs under Linux?
Hello.

I was able to get a Crucial M4 with 7mm form factor in SLS fairly easily though you have to make sure with the shop person that what you're getting is a 7mm... some of the people I asked said they thought the model they were carrying wasn't 7mm and I wasn't sure of the variants, either, so I went to other shops who were absolutely sure they knew that they were selling a 7mm.

9.5mm notebook HDDs will not definitely fit. I have spare HDDs here and tried to put them in but the cover would not close. Hope that helped.

Sorry, can't comment on Linux usage, though.
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Old 20-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #30
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How much you got the SSD for? Apart from Cruical, any other SSD brand available?

Hello.

I was able to get a Crucial M4 with 7mm form factor in SLS fairly easily though you have to make sure with the shop person that what you're getting is a 7mm... some of the people I asked said they thought the model they were carrying wasn't 7mm and I wasn't sure of the variants, either, so I went to other shops who were absolutely sure they knew that they were selling a 7mm.

9.5mm notebook HDDs will not definitely fit. I have spare HDDs here and tried to put them in but the cover would not close. Hope that helped.

Sorry, can't comment on Linux usage, though.
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