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News Acer recalls Predator gaming PCs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Active Member

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    Well I always thought the case was ugly and cumbersome (would anyone put up with that hinged lid/cover long term?) but now you can add downright dangerous as well. I know that some manufacturers claim their product is hot stuff, but this one actually lives up to the hype although not quite in the way that they intended.

    I wonder how many were sold?
     
  3. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Really saddening, this machine. It's the only real gaming machine present in our local big electronics retailer. There are always kids around who are like: "ZOMG itz got watercooling cool!".
    Once I told a dad who just wanted to buy this thing for his son, that he can build one much cheaper with better parts himself. He didn't buy it, I am not allowed to buy there anymore. As if I'd care. :lol:

    EDIT: Hey Jamie, kthx.
     
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  4. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Why would you recommend not doing it, if it is a fire risk!?!?
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    It'd be fairly ironic if it caught fire while you were using it to look up returns information...
     
  6. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    that's a lot of units sold :rolleyes:
     
  7. Major

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    215 is so many!
     
  8. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Serves them right for building such a ugly thing.
     
  9. n3mo

    n3mo New Member

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    Only to be expected from Acer, quality is not their strong point.
     
  10. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Ow read it wrong lol :p
     
  11. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    acer's not that bad you know. i'm typing this on an (acer) aspire one, which i'm fond of.
    on the other hand, the predator is not really my piece of (cheese)cake. i do have a nice rig in a nice P182. quiet, stylisch and not really dangerous.
     
  12. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    Surely this is the fault of the PSU manufacturer rather than Acer themselves? I suppose they're doing something about it anyway, IMO it's karma biting them in the arse for bundling it all toghether in such a ugly chassis.
     
  13. thehippoz

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    prebuilt ftl!
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    "..the cynic inside would like to see how it lasts after a few years on a carpet in a teenager’s bedroom.." - from the bit preview of the computer

    uncanny foresight
     
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    I thought for a moment Bit-tech news was finally following suit like the rest of the big media Newscasters...but why would the big bad wolf be crying foul now?
     
  16. friskies

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    I don`t like the design either, but if i were half my age again (i wish) i would probably like it. There`s a lot of design work to make something like this, instead of just a square box.
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I guess it's a risk I'll take for uber gaming performance ;)
     
  18. Mokey Mokey

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    No worries, I'm sure the liquid coolant would put out the fire.
     
  19. Rapp

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    lol thats great
     
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