I am back to Windows Vista again

I know I hate my Sony Vaio with Windows Vista. I know I swear I won’t ever buy Sony Vaio again. Maybe if Sony Vaio gives me a free laptop with a five years warrranty, I may consider. Otherwise, I will ptooi whenever some promoters try to sell me Sony Vaio.

Beside this Sony Vaio, I also have a beat up Acer laptop which is over 3 years old. My son dropped it but that Acer is still working. Whereas, I took care of my Sony Vaio like a fragile piece of crystal but the motherfuckerboard, speaker and battery died two months after the 1 year warranty.

So, I was shopping for a laptop a few weeks ago. Initially, Dell retailer told me they are having some Dell computers fair. It turned out to be one of those ‘free useless printer and 1 GC thumbdrive’ fakey promo. So, I didn’t get a Dell eventhough I was a bit tempted by the ang pow red laptop.

This morning, hubby told me about the Acer 4935G model which costs only RM2,999 and have way better configuration than Dell. Here is the spec :

4935G-842G25 LX.AD80X.027
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Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium, Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology, Intel® Coreâ„¢2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB) – Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset – Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, featuring MIMO technology, supporting Acer SignalUpâ„¢ with Nplifyâ„¢2 wireless technology, NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS with up to 2303MB of TurboCacheâ„¢ (512MB of dedicated DDR2 VRAM, up to 1791 MB of shared system memory), supporting NVIDIA® PureVideoâ„¢ HD technology, OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 10, 14″ HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high brightness (200-nit) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista, 250GB SATA HDD, 2GB DDR2 RAM Memory (upgradeable to 4GB), Integrated 56Kbps modem & 10/100/1000 mbps LAN, Integrated 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive, Integrated Acer Crystal Eye high-def webcam, supporting enhanced Acer PrimaLiteâ„¢ technology, Integrated Bluetooth, Integrated Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution, featuring Windows® logon, computer protection, Acer FingerLaunch, ProfileLaunch, MusicLaunch, Password Bank, MyLaunch, FingerNav, Dolby®-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers (True5.1-channel surround sound output), 5-in-1 Card Reader supporting MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital, xD-Picture, Memory Stick & Memory Stick Pro, 6-cell Li-Ion Battery Pack (3.0 hours battery life), (Actual battery life may vary, depending on usage and configuration). 3xUSB, VGA port, Acer EasyPort IV connector, Express Card Slot, HDMIâ„¢ port with HDCP support, Ethernet port, 1xModem port, Headphone/speaker/line-out port, 340.4 (W) × 247 (D) × 22.9/42.3 (H) mm, Weight 2.4kg, Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eAudio, ePower, eDataSecurity1, eRecovery, eSettings Management), McAfee® Internet Security Suite, 1-Year International Traveller Warranty, Free:- Acer Designed Carrying Bag

I was torn between getting a Mac and this. I figure…..I already have an iMac at home. So, why not get a Windows because it is so much cheaper compared to a Mac.

And now, I have another new notebook, the Acer 4935 G. Woot, the keyboard has touchpad volume control, fingerprint solution instead of password and other stuffs I have no use of. Who cares…Hahaha. Buy first, figure them out later.

Now, I can go back to blogging in bed, blogging in the park, blogging while I am out and blogging every where instead of being tied to my iMac on my working desk.

Post Author: lilian

14 thoughts on “I am back to Windows Vista again


    (January 16, 2009 - 2:24 am)

    don’t even think of buying Acer laptop…it really sucks.Sony Vaio is much better than that.
    Acer have a problem with their screen and is full of bugs…Performance will become very poor after months of usage.

    I’m having a sony vaio cr363 version and no probs at all till now.

    Mens designer clothing

    (January 16, 2009 - 4:24 am)

    Windows Vista tut tut tut. Why dont you just get a Mac and save yourself allot of hassle in the future.


    (January 16, 2009 - 10:51 am)

    I agree with Mens designer clothing, get a mac, once you do you will never look back.


    (January 16, 2009 - 10:55 am)

    I mean on top of the iMac, get another Mac laptop, it is so much easier.


    (January 16, 2009 - 11:11 am)

    Get A Mac and be virus free…


    (January 16, 2009 - 11:30 am)

    I have an Acer and would not recommend them. Though others have no problems I had a lot… May have been because it was one of the first Vista models. I recommend you use your own DVD burning software though, the one in the laptop just stopped working after a while.


    (January 16, 2009 - 5:28 pm)

    Since you don’t use some features, why not consider netbook? Less canggih features but ultralight, ngam bring here and there mah.


    (January 16, 2009 - 6:26 pm)

    bryan – I like the graphic card, canggih. Not that I allow my children to play hardcore games on it but knowing I can instal games and play, I also shiok mah. Hahaha.

    julian – My previous one doesn’t give me any problem, except a bit hot only. So, I decided to go back to Acer because I don’t like Lenovo, HP, Asus or any of those. I wanted Dell but for extra RM300, I get so much better configuration. Mac is out of the question because I can ony afford the basic Macbook.

    Paival Yahya

    (January 17, 2009 - 6:54 am)

    i personally think that it is a really good spesification for a laptop. to be honest, sony vaio, with the same spec cost rm1000 more, because of its brand name, that’s all. of course getting a mac would be even better (want 2 have one if i got the moolah), but still it all depend on the user as well. i’m using acer 4920G coming to a year now and i have no problem with it so far. the same goes with my old acer laptop, used it for 4 years, still in use as my download server.

    as for dell laptop? i have one in my office, a colleague of my using it, the motherboard was fried (at a point where smoke came out and everybody panic!). Different user different experience i guess.


    (January 17, 2009 - 11:30 am)

    Many people are really doesn;t like Vista. The OS is make you feel bored. Taking a lot of memory and full security. It taking all you job late. I more prefer Windows XP.


    (January 18, 2009 - 5:40 am)

    died after the 1 year warranty? if it last any longer than that, it is called ‘over engineered’. How are they going to make money if all goods are ‘over engineered’? like the sewing machine, Singer went kaput coz their sewing machine can be passed down from one generation to another.

    I’m using Acer, so far so good, three years liao.

    Hp, Acer, Dell, apple, twintech… circuit board all designed by Taiwanese engineer, manufactured in China and some slapped with an Ang Moh company’s logo. So, ang moh people’s product good becoz u paid more money for the same thing?

    Vincent Chow

    (January 18, 2009 - 2:53 pm)

    I’ve been Vista for quite some time, and I actually liked it despite negative comments from many other users. A Dell 1720, doing good so far.


    (January 21, 2009 - 3:00 am)

    I used Acer laptop 4930G Vista for few months. So far so good, the built quality is improved compare to older model (my brother owned it). Only one complain is keyboard typing little bit harder compare to my old Toshiba’s laptop and screen is shaking while typing (solved by inserting piece or paper under foot pads, ensure flat positioning on table). Vista suppose no problem if you install some free software to maintain it such as CCleaner (registries cleaner), Spy & Destroy (spyware cleaner), AVG (antivirus) and Comodo (firewall).


    (January 25, 2009 - 11:26 pm)

    SONY SUCKS… my husband laptop also died just over a year. He paid close to 10,000 for it. Now he is using lenovo brand laptop, cost just over RM2000. So far so good. Even if it died after a year, still much much better than SONY. HP brand also sucks. I am computer novice… no idea bout the specs etc…
    SONY camera also sucks…. ah.. everything about SONY sucks. Even their service center is good to nowhere. Happy CNY.

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