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Acer Aspire V7 @ Futureshop...good deal or not ?

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Acer Aspire V7 @ Futureshop...good deal or not ?

Hi guys,

This is from this weeks FS Flyer in GTA.

Model number Model Number: V7-581-6489

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ ... ca4579en02

Is this a good laptop(day to day home use, occasional travel) and price ?

Looks like a model that was just released by Acer. Would have preferred it had 1 TB HDD, but BB has such a model and it is a full $120 bucks more.
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I owned an Acer Aspire (older model) before and I would never buy one again, not because it was particularly bad but just that there is always something better out there in the same price range

I realize this doesn't make much sense
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board123 wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2013 9:00 pm
15.6" screen = automatic garbage
why? i can see many reasons not to buy an Acer but i don't understand the reasoning behind that comment. is it too big for an ultra-book? or?
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Keas wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2013 8:14 pm
why? i can see many reasons not to buy an Acer but i don't understand the reasoning behind that comment. is it too big for an ultra-book? or?
1366x768 on a 15.6" panel is a relatively low dpi. For people who want the extra pixels or higher effective display "quality", this may be a deal breaker.
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Keas wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2013 8:14 pm
why? i can see many reasons not to buy an Acer but i don't understand the reasoning behind that comment. is it too big for an ultra-book? or?
ceraf wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2013 10:58 pm
1366x768 on a 15.6" panel is a relatively low dpi. For people who want the extra pixels or higher effective display "quality", this may be a deal breaker.
The reason goes beyond just the resolution. The 15.6" form factor is designated for cheap, mass produced garbage sold to the masses. This form factor makes up for an overwhelmingly large portion of sales, which means a lot of corners need to be cut to maximize the profit margin. There's a reason why 15.6" laptops are by far the cheapest ones for the specs they carry, and it's not due to the screen alone.

There are more premium form factors like 11.6" and 13.3", both of which are built better than 15.6". Don't think of it as just a screen size, but as a form factor aimed at a specific market.
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From my perspective, an ultrabook is supposed to be lighter and more portable than a regular laptop. 15.6 inch is quite large and heavy. I think 13.3 and 14 inch are about right. As already noted, larger screen without higher resolution affects display quality.
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