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lcyber February 12th, 2019 11:07 AM

replacing motherboard in Acer Aspire
Is this a job for the experts or can the average joe do it?Where to start and what to be careful of .

SpywareDr February 12th, 2019 04:58 PM

Define: Average Joe ;) If you are mechanically inclined and patient you can problem handle it. If you cannot even figure out how to change a light bulb though, better to find someone who can before you hurt yourself.

With that being said, more often than not Desktop computers are not much trouble. Laptops are usually much more tedious.

lcyber February 12th, 2019 05:50 PM

Thanks, thats given me room for thought.Just been told it is not worth doing by the man looking at it.Toying with the idea of getting one on Ebay but have no idea where to start,all I want is speed ,not into gaming so where does that leave me,how do I evaluate what is out there ?What are the pitfalls to lookout for?

SpywareDr February 12th, 2019 05:59 PM

What is your specific goal?

lcyber February 12th, 2019 06:23 PM

I don’t have any specific goal,just general surfing but would like some speed as long as it does not come at too big a price.I don,t need a huge storage space. Beyond that I suppose reliability is my main concern.

SpywareDr February 12th, 2019 07:18 PM

For reliability, I'd recommend a Lenovo ThinkPad. They can -- as that old Timex commercial goes -- "Take a lickin' and keep on tickin'". At least: an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, two USB 3.x ports, DP and/or HDMI port, and a 1920x1080 IPS screen.

Ensign Tzap February 12th, 2019 08:16 PM


How much are you willing to spend?
Do you want a new Laptop or a Used one?

Make a List of Features you want in you next Laptop.

Then start looking online, and find Laptops that will have the features you want, and at the price your willing to pay.

Buying used from individuals will be mostly "AS IS".
If you get it as a "Refurbished" item from say DELL, IBM, HP.
They will have a limited warranty, and may have{at extra cost} an extended warranty for it.

I agree with SpywareDr on the Lenovo ThinkPad, or an equivalent Laptop that is based on the Intel Core i5.
Will have more than enough power and speed, unless you start gaming, or doing animation rendering.

Only thing I might change is go for 512Gb on the SSD for more storage.

Signed: Ensign Tzap

lcyber February 13th, 2019 12:29 PM


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