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LInuxGazette.net: Laptop Review: Averatec 5400 Series

Nov 07, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Okopnik)

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"I've been looking for a laptop lately. Not just any laptop, but a backup to my main, do-everything desktop-replacement machine (an Acer 2003WLMi, currently being replaced by Acer with a newer model due to being a lemon)--which is also a laptop. The larger agenda here, however, is to also find something to replace the Acer: The machine itself, though difficult to configure, works fine with Linux, but the company's tech support/customer service has been consistently horrible and arrogant to such a degree that I, with more than 20 years of experience in the computer business, cannot recall anything equally appalling. So, in actuality, I'm shopping for two laptops--and what makes the process quite pleasant is that there's very little time pressure involved..."

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