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Jared H.

Jared H.

Joined on 01/08/02

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent laptop but could use more RAM by default

Acer Laptop Ferrari 3400LMI AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ 512MB Memory 80GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 15.0" Windows XP Professional
Acer Laptop Ferrari 3400LMI AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ 512MB Memory 80GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 15.0" Windows XP Professional

Comments: Overall, the Ferrari is an excellent laptop. However, I originally only had 512 MB and its performance was almost unbearable at times. All UI would just hang when attempting to do a few things at the same time. I purchased an additional 1GB stick of RAM, and left one of the 256 sticks in the machine too. So now I'm running with 1.25 GB of RAM and it's made a *HUGE* difference. I can now honestly recommend this laptop. Only other issue: Don't plan on running it with XP X64 edition unless you're ok with a degraded experience with the hardware drivers and bios. The touchpad driver scrolling doesn't work yet, and the bios never clears the RAM on resume from hibernation/standbye so you get regular WIM error messages. Other than that, it seemed to run fine with x64 edition but I'll stick with XP x86 until they come out with updated drivers.

Most Critical Review

DO NOT buy this camera if you care about video quality

FUJIFILM FinePix J10 Black 8.0 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera
FUJIFILM FinePix J10 Black 8.0 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

Pros: Small and cheap

Cons: The video quality is absolutely terrible! Videos come out super-pixelly, and the audio sounds like I'm filming by a freeway when I'm just sitting in my living room. Anyone reading this should spend the extra $50 needed to get a better camera. You'll be glad you did. This camera also feels extremely light and flimsy (kind of like a piece of plastic trash)

Overall Review: I purchased this camera as a replacement for our 3 year old Panasonic Lumix. I really wish I would have just spent the extra $50 to get a better camera, as the photo and video quality on our older camera was far superior to this one. Unfortunately NewEgg has a no refund policy on their cameras, so I don't think I can trade this in and pay the difference for a better camera. I'm still going to try though, as this one is a piece of junk!

10/11/2008