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MrXidus

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Acer Aspire V3-771G

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Managed to pick up a bonus 3 year warranty plus 1 year of AcerCare Protection Plus for accidental damages, not that I need it, I'm not a clumsy person.

This average tier laptop will be used for browsing Facebook and watching my favorite VEVO channels on Youtube and nothing else, No watching Blu-ray movies, No intensive video editing or rendering, no proper gaming (besides Farmville), no testing malware against security software in Virtual Machines, no RAM disks and no multi-tasking can or will be done on this laptop.

I hope that one day I can actually get a decent high performance laptop so I can do everything I said above! :D

Please don't be harsh when you judge. I have to make do with this for another year. Thanks.​
 
 
 

Nico@FMA

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So this is what you call average? I7 CPU and 16GB DDR3.
Right...you drinking again? lmao.

Just kidding, nice laptop enjoy.
 

jamescv7

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Well if you don't want to use anything task for Windows then use a live USB/CD for Linux. :lol: (For browsing matters)

Actually my laptop does running under of Linux OS. ;)
 

MrXidus

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n.nvt said:
So this is what you call average? I7 CPU and 16GB DDR3.
Right...you drinking again? lmao.
I might have downed a little too much SC.

jamescv7 said:
Well if you don't want to use anything task for Windows then use a live USB/CD for Linux. :lol: (For browsing matters)

Actually my laptop does running under of Linux OS. ;)
I'm happy with Windows 8.

WinAndLinuxTutorials said:
Congratulations! :D

If I was you I would have got an Intel atom for that use. :D
I'll be more interested in keeping you far away from my new laptop.


Side Note:

For an average tier laptop I was surprised too see it came with the best security software one can have!

It also came with tons of free and great pre-installed software that doesn't in any way what so ever slow down performance!



Acer sure knows how to please a customer! ;)
 

WinAndLinuxTutorials

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MrXidus said:
Managed to pick up a bonus 3 year warranty plus 1 year of AcerCare Protection Plus for accidental damages, not that I need it, I'm not a clumsy person.
My guess about the redirection page of the hyperlink was right even before clicking on it. :p :D

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Are you planning to do a clean Windows install or you want the wonderful software to stay? :p
 

MrXidus

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WinAndLinuxTutorials said:
Are you planning to do a clean Windows install or you want the wonderful software to stay? :p
As much as the pre-installed software is wonderful, I simply don't deserve it.

I have indeed formatted and clean installed Windows 8.

Now I just got to install required hardware drivers and get the wifi working.



First software to get installed is RollbackRX and a baseline snapshot created.

Thanks. :)
 

MrXidus

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Imran said:
Have you ever tried Driver Pack Solution?
In case if your Wifi and LAN drivers aren't installed and you don't have backup :D

DriverPack Solution
No I have never tried that, I did make sure I downloaded important hardware drivers / wifi drivers before formatting and copied them to a USB.


 
 

Littlebits

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Your laptop is very similar to mine except mine is touch screen and has Intel Core i3, Intel HD Graphics 4000, only 4GB of RAM, 500GB HD. Of coarse I paid much less for it.

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Littebits-New-Laptop

Mine came with the exact same pre-installed crapware. Acer sure knows how to add a bunch of useless pre-installed crap to their laptops.

Thanks.:D
 

MrXidus

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Littlebits said:
Your laptop is very similar to mine except mine is touch screen and has Intel Core i3, Intel HD Graphics 4000, only 4GB of RAM, 500GB HD. Of coarse I paid much less for it.

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Littebits-New-Laptop

Mine came with the exact same pre-installed crapware. Acer sure knows how to add a bunch of useless pre-installed crap to their laptops.

Thanks.:D
Yes I've played around with the display model of that laptop, I like the design, I'm not much for touch but I did like the illuminated keyboard.

I ended up choosing the V3-771G for its raw power and bigger screen size.

Pre-installed crapware indeed, The only Acer software that I actually found handy was the Acer Updater, everything else got wiped and a fresh Windows 8 installation gives this laptop its real performance without the added bloat.

n.nvt said:
Yeah acer does one thing good:
And thats filling your HDD up for free.
They did do something good and that is include this, Useless to me but is a life saver for someone such as my parents and grand parents who are computer illiterate.

I am the Family Tech Support Guy in the family and since many family & friends are getting new laptops that come with Windows 8, They want me to teach them how to use it. :rolleyes:

Pic related and very true : Family Tech Support Guy


 
 

Valentin N

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How much did you pay for it? From the link provided it did cost quite a lot. Next time I would look for a advice before purchasing one; and i3 or i5 would have been more than enough. An ultrabook would have been a better choice.

For what you are going to do, the i7-3612qm (very nice 35Watt quadcore).
 

MrXidus

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Valentin N said:
How much did you pay for it? From the link provided it did cost quite a lot. Next time I would look for a advice before purchasing one; and i3 or i5 would have been more than enough. An ultrabook would have been a better choice.

For what you are going to do, the i7-3612qm (very nice 35Watt quadcore).
I paid a little more than I was expecting yes but I wanted to make sure I would be able to get 60 FPS in Farmville. :)

I heard that the i7 is better than i3 or i5 so I went for the best option.

Here is some performance benchmarking I did, Seems to be good enough?



 

Valentin N

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I think HD 4000 will be able to give you 60FPS without a problem; this is no intensive game, besides you have 730 that can cope with it. I am almost sure that HD4000 is selected so that 60fps. Correct me if I am wrong by going to nvidias control panel, search for the browser you're using and tell me what gpu it uses.

I have heard of them however I haven't used them so their vault don't tell me that much. The cpu is a true horse power so no benchmark needs to tell me that. PassMark I believe is "all-in-one suit" so I will need to see what other devices have as the number doesn't say anything to me. I looked fast at what other had for score and you have a better overall performance than a desktop A10-5700K at 4458MHz in novabench that has 1049 as core.

If you would have waited a bit long then you could have had an ultrabook with Core i5-4350U

Could you return it? If I were that's what I would do. You can also tell the price what you paid for and I will see what I can find.

Intel will over i5/i7 R-series that has Iris Pro that will perform, according to intel, similar to the low-end cpu which will run the farmville at 60fps with no problems.
 

Tom172

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Valentin N said:
I think HD 4000 will be able to give you 60FPS without a problem; this is no intensive games, besides you have 730 can product that. I am almost sure that HD4000 is selected so that 60fps. Correct me if I am wrong by going to nvidias control panel, search for the browser you're using and tell me what gpu it uses.

I have heard of them however I haven't used them so their vault don't tell me that much. The cpu is a true horse power so no benchmark needs to tell me that. PassMark I believe is "all-in-one suit" so I will need to see what other devices have as the number doesn't say anything to me. I looked fast at what other had for score and you have a better overall performance than a desktop A10-5700K at 4458MHz in novabench that has 1049 as core.

If you would have waited a bit long then you could have had an ultrabook with Core i5-4350U

Could you return it? If I were that's what I would do. You can also tell the price what you paid for and I will see what I can find.

Intel will over i5/i7 R-series that has Iris Pro that will perform, according to intel, similar to the low-end cpu which will run the farmville at 60fps with no problems.
Not sure if you're just playing along or actually giving real advice.
 

Valentin N

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Tom172 said:
Valentin N said:
I think HD 4000 will be able to give you 60FPS without a problem; this is no intensive games, besides you have 730 can product that. I am almost sure that HD4000 is selected so that 60fps. Correct me if I am wrong by going to nvidias control panel, search for the browser you're using and tell me what gpu it uses.

I have heard of them however I haven't used them so their vault don't tell me that much. The cpu is a true horse power so no benchmark needs to tell me that. PassMark I believe is "all-in-one suit" so I will need to see what other devices have as the number doesn't say anything to me. I looked fast at what other had for score and you have a better overall performance than a desktop A10-5700K at 4458MHz in novabench that has 1049 as core.

If you would have waited a bit long then you could have had an ultrabook with Core i5-4350U

Could you return it? If I were that's what I would do. You can also tell the price what you paid for and I will see what I can find.

Intel will over i5/i7 R-series that has Iris Pro that will perform, according to intel, similar to the low-end cpu which will run the farmville at 60fps with no problems.
Not sure if you're just playing along or actually giving real advice.
Why should I play around; for the stuff he wants to do, the cpu is far too powerful and dedicated gpu won't be used. I also commented on his question regarding the benchmarks.

For his needs an ultrabook will do more than enough; especially the ones that are about to come out.

I pretty sure that he will use it as desktop replacement - a device that will be on the desktop most of the time if not the entire time; carrying a laptop that weights 3.1kg is not something you will carry around, for this reason I mentioned the incomming i5/i7 xxxxR series that give the performance of entry-level desktop gpu from nvidia/amd in BGA-package so the cpu will be found in AiO which are desktop-replacements.
 

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Valentin N said:
Tom172 said:
Valentin N said:
I think HD 4000 will be able to give you 60FPS without a problem; this is no intensive games, besides you have 730 can product that. I am almost sure that HD4000 is selected so that 60fps. Correct me if I am wrong by going to nvidias control panel, search for the browser you're using and tell me what gpu it uses.

I have heard of them however I haven't used them so their vault don't tell me that much. The cpu is a true horse power so no benchmark needs to tell me that. PassMark I believe is "all-in-one suit" so I will need to see what other devices have as the number doesn't say anything to me. I looked fast at what other had for score and you have a better overall performance than a desktop A10-5700K at 4458MHz in novabench that has 1049 as core.

If you would have waited a bit long then you could have had an ultrabook with Core i5-4350U

Could you return it? If I were that's what I would do. You can also tell the price what you paid for and I will see what I can find.

Intel will over i5/i7 R-series that has Iris Pro that will perform, according to intel, similar to the low-end cpu which will run the farmville at 60fps with no problems.
Not sure if you're just playing along or actually giving real advice.
Why should I play around; for the stuff he wants to do, the cpu is far too powerful and dedicated gpu won't be used. I also commented on his question regarding the benchmarks.

For his needs an ultrabook will do more than enough; especially the ones that are about to come out.

I pretty sure that he will use it as desktop replacement - a device that will be on the desktop most of the time if not the entire time; carrying a laptop that weights 3.1kg is not something you will carry around, for this reason I mentioned the incomming i5/i7 xxxxR series that give the performance of entry-level desktop gpu from nvidia/amd these BGA cpu will be found in AiO which are desktop-replacements.
Oh dear...
 
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