i would like to know the significance of the second set of numbers on this computer....acer aspire 5720-4230. what is the 4230? im thinking of getting this laptop for my college kid. ive found some pretty low priced ones. im more concerned with dependability than looks or speed.
here are the specs on it:
Network Acer InviLink Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g
Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3ab
Processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2330 1.6GHz
Hard Drive 120GB
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Ports 1 x DC Power Input
1 x RJ-11 Modem
1 x RJ-45 Network
1 x VGA
1 x Mini-phone S/PDIF/Audio Out
1 x Mini-phone Microphone
1 x Mini-phone Audio In
1 x mini-DIN S-Video Out
1 x IEEE 1394 - FireWire
4 x 4-pin Type A USB 2.0 - USB................
I've an Aspire 5720-602G16Mi which has no installed bluetooth module, but has the button fitted in the keyboard (comes up with "NO BLUETOOTH DEVICE"). I've seen all the threads on this and obtained the correct module (and driver if required) and know where on the motherboard to fit it - near the front of the laptop - probably socket BT1, so here's the problem!
I can't get the bottom off the case to access the right spot! :-(
I've taken out the battery, removed the 2 access plates - (I know how to remove the keyboard and the hard drive if neccessary) -BUT even when I've then taken out ALL of the visible screws I can't get the bottom of the case off.
AM I MISSING SOMETHING?
I realise there are "clips" all round the base but I also know that it's a fragile plastic so I don't want to force anything.
A step by step guide or a link to an existing one would be useful ( there may be one here but I can't find it)
I have aspire 5720 bought in 2007. It stopped suddenly. On pressing power button start up light comes on which stays about 5 sec and switches off. Tried with and without battery but same. Fan starts and in a se laptop is off. I have removed HDD and put it back and same to ram. Also did power reset by holding on power button for a minute without battery plugged in but no luck.
whether the AC power adaptor itself should show an LED light on while it is plugged into the power (and not just when it is charging/connected to the laptop too)?
My Dad has come over here on holiday with an Acer Aspire 5720 Model ICL50. It had been working fine, however this morning we started getting the low battery warning sound, despite the power cable being plugged in. We have taken plugs in and out, taken the battery out etc, but the laptop will show no sign of receiving more power via the adaptor.
I figure its either one of two things - either the adaptor has died, or there is an issue with the power connector in the back of the laptop itself, perhaps it got knocked and damaged internally or something.
I just did a 'restore to factory default' on my Acer Travelmate 5720-6754 laptop by pressing ALT+F10 during the bootup to get to the eRecovery and restored the computer to factory default.
There is a partition that is 30gb + 30gb which makes both pretty darn small. Is there a way I can merge these two hard drives? My only fear is that there are a bunch of folders on the secondary (acerdata d drive with names like 80bbadfe5760 and in these folders are stuff like amd64, malicious software removal from microsoft, and even a hidden folder called msdownld.tmp.
Also, from what I understand the eRecovery files themselves are on a hidden partition...is that 'hidden partition' this 'acerdata' drive? If i somehow remove the partition, where do the files on this second drive go? If i perform an eRecovery again, will it reform the partition, or will it not even be able to perform a recovery due to the missing files?
Firstly I know very little on thsi kind of stuff so please excuse my lack of knowledge.
I've had my travelmate 5720 for about 4 months, and for as long as I have had it, it crashes when I play any kind of video. Not straight away, it may be after 2 minutes or after an hour. But if I'm playing a movie, its almost guaranteed to crash to a blue screen, and the system reboots. Its too random to try recreate the problem instantly, other than just playing a movie and...waiting.
So im thinking of getting a Studio 15 with this configuration:
Intel® Core™ i5-540M (2.53Ghz, 4 Thread, turbo boost up to 3.06 GHz, 3MB cache) Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English 4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048] 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD5470 Graphics Card 500GB (5400RPM) Serial ATA Hard Drive DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g) 1 year of coverage included with your PC 2Yr In-Home Warranty Support, including evenings and Saturdays Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module - European Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery Camera 2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera Midnight Blue with Microsatin Finish 15.6in Widescreen Full High Definition (1920 x 1080) WLED with TrueLife TOTAL Incl. VAT:£866.63
But the things im most interested in are things like the build quality, heat and noise output and also the weight of the notebook, what does everyone think of these things? I owned an Inspiron 1520 which I always thought I looked after well, kept it well maintained etc but literally as soon as my 1 year warranty ended, the thing broke! So i'd really, really like to avoid a similar situation again (especially as spending £850 on a laptop is a lot of money to me)
A few days ago, I placed an order for the SXPS 13 by going to the direct configuration link on Dells website. I had read a lot of reviews and done my research, and it seemed like the perfect fit for me. I'm starting college this summer and need something that packs a lot of power into a smaller size since I'm majoring in engineering. I also do a lot with music and some of that software can be a real powerhog.
Now after I placed my order I began to read through the SXPS 13 owners lounge thread to look at the pics and just get an idea of what to expect. After reading through the a good portion of the thread, I'm starting to question whether or not I should stick with it. It won't ship for a while since the hard drives aren't available at the moment, so I have a while to change/cancel if I decide to.
So overall, what have your general impressions of the laptop been? Would you reccomend it to a friend? Anything I should be keep an eye out for?
I been working part time in computer service for 2 years now. Most notebook that come in are Dells, while Dell owns only 30% of Ukrainian laptop market. I have seen Dells that literally fall apart while under 3 years of usage. Most low to middle price boxes seem to be build from cheap plastic and 2nd grade parts.
Am I mistaken, is it a local phenomenon? What are your opinions of Dell notebooks?
I bought my M1330 a few days ago and am just waiting for it in the mail. I'm not so sure if I should downgrade to XP as I have heard that Vista is becoming more stable now that SP1 is out. First, my setup:
My intentions are to run a TrueCrypted system that can run for as long as possible.
For those that don't know and are too lazy to look further into TrueCrypt, it essentially completely encrypts a hard drive so that it requires a password to boot into the operating system. Because of this, everything that goes on while the system is running has to have real time encryption and decryption. This adds strain to the CPU.
What is your opinion? Should I downgrade to XP for the speedier system and longer lasting battery life, or won't it make much of a difference? For those who are running XP on their M1330, do you like it? What is the general difference between XP and Vista?
I am at that horrible stage of deciding on a new laptop after my brilliant yet flawed ibook decided to break, signaling the end of my relationship with anything mac.
I need a compact notebook for traveling (2 year overland trip starting in October - africa/mid east/asia). i have been looking at several 12-13" notebooks and i have come across the Dell.
While it is listed under the business market i think it might suit my needs. Primeraly i need to use photoshop and lightroom to manage my photography workflow,
write reports in word, browse the web wirelessly and (last but not least) play football manager while im sitting on trains and buses!
It seems that i can spec the dell with a T8100 dual core 2 processer (2.16 Ghz), 3mb cache, Nvidia video card, 3GB RAM and a 6 cell for around £550, which is pretty good considering the spec.
However coming from mac i really need some advice into whether or not this processing speed will be enough for me as i am not up to speed, i know that the centrino chips are better but with a sub £550 buget im just looking for the best i can get and i like the service that Dell gave my parents when they got a desktop from them
I'm about to get an xps 16 with the following specs: P8600, 4GB ddr3, 500GB 7200RPM, blu-ray burner, ati 4670, RGBLED
I was just wondering (since i've skimmed through some of the xps 16 owners' lounge) are some of the issues that had been in the previous model with the different motherboard fixed? mainly the heat issues? I'm getting it with a P8600, since I do not want it to be hot to use it on my lap sometimes.
On a different note, when you first click on the xps 16 and go to its main page, the first "feature" about it that's mentioned is that it "now features intel core i7" but it's no where to found in the customization page. What's that all about?
I'm looking in to the Precision M4400 for architecture school where I will be using 3ds max, autocad, rhino 3d, vectorworks, revit and adobe cs3 creative suite. Any architects and students out there using it for this purpose? what do you think about this system?
Is it stable and fit for purpose?
I'd be getting the p8800 (2.66ghz) processor with the FX 770M 512mb with vista64bit and then win7 64bit