Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Acer Aspire Timeline 1810tz

My old laptop, a Zepto Znote, broke during the christmas holiday. The graphics card was suddenly totally fucked up, causing the screen to viewed twice on the monitor, on top of each other, and the colors totally fucked up. At first I thought it was the memory as it was also giving some BSOD screens with memery error and taking out one of the ram blocks fixed it. But it turned out it was just random when it happened and eventually it happened again and more and more frequently, untill it was like 95% of the times I turned it on.
It had still waranty but Zepto has recently went bankrupt so not much help in that. Eventhough it's not an onboard graphics card I found out it's integreted in the motherboard, which means it will be quite expensive to get fixed. And seeing as the motherboard had just been replaced a couple of months earlier, for different issue though (that time on warranty as it was before they went bankrupt) I didn't want to spend a lot of money fixing it, if it would just brake again. So I decided to get a new one. Also because I wanted a bit smaller one, and was tired of the old ones noise.

After some research I pretty quickly find the Acer Timeline 1810tz/3810tz to fit my needs perfectly, and at a nice price. This time I went for a much cheaper one, as I don't really need to good hardware I had in the old one, as I mostly use it for uni and when I'm at my parents place. There is an 11.7'' and a 13,3'' version of it, after seeing both of them in local stores I decided on the smaller one, and bought it at wupti.com for 510€.

After recieving it I was immediately reassured I had choosen the right size, it just felt really nice to work with. Today I could debut it at the semester's first lecture.