Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Simple Netbook ~ Acer Aspire One

Asus Eee PC 900

If you read from here, you'll know hubby sold off my old notebook Compaq Presario V3000 and got me a new "netbook" Asus Eee PC 900. Well, I didn't try it out until I read his product review. So, last Thursday night, I gave it a try to surf net (to check the speed), blogging (to practise typing using the keypad) and also to perform some simple tasks like downloading photos & editing photos. Well, I was quite disappointed with the performance. The speed is terribly as slow as a tortoise. Just wonder why Asus comes out with this lousy "netbook" but still get its pretty good response in Taiwan market.

I was in anger why hubby bought this lousy netbook for me. In fact my old laptop is much more better than this. I throw him the mission to do whatever he could to get me either one laptop or an upgraded "netbook". If not, I'll just grab over his current laptop Acer Aspire 2920. Sense how angry I was?

The next day, hubby went to the PC fair at PISA and pay the retailer a visit. The retail manager verified the purchase item vs the receipt, and confirmed the item hubby got was in fact another model (older one). How dare the sales person simply provide a model while Acer Eee PC 900 was out of stock? This is not fair to customer, right? However, hubby acted smart in the PC fair. He grabbed the opportunity to negotiate with the manager to exchange another model, by using some tactics like teasing some other customers not to buy the wrong model. So, he succeeded! Kudos to my dear! He came back with Acer Aspire One. Hurray! Besides, the manager gave hubby roughly 8 items as FREE gifts, hmm... to shut up hubby's mouth kua... haha... At least he acknowledge his staff made the mistake. Okay, not bad, at least we got 8GB thumb drive x2, laptop locker x2, ear phone x2, laptop cooling pad, screen protector and LCD cleaning set. What a fruitful purchase!

Acer Aspire One

Compared to Eee PC 900, this is a more powerful model. Of course the speed is faster. Lesson learn: As a customer, we got to feedback in case you find anything wrong with the product. Or else, you'll just get the unnecessary inconveniences as long as the item purchased is being used.

6 comments:

Mouren said...

Good one! Protect our rights..

Liang Mui said...

yes!! i wanna learn this type of tactic lar..

Kadus_Mama said...

i use Aspire 4930, upgrade the ram to 3GB and voila!!! super fast speed..hehehe!!! But hey, ur new notebook cantik leh...

Wai Wai said...

My hubby always say as a consumer we have all the right to demand... I think both you and hubby made a good move... sales people, they think they can cheat everyone...

Penang Tua Pui said...

it is a bit confusing abt ur post...

ur photo is Asus.. but u talk about Acer EEE PC 900?

Typo?... or anger had over taken everything when u are posting this? hee hee

Little Inbox said...

Mourin, Liang Mui, and Wai Wai, yes, we should fully utilize our right as a consumer and customer.

Kadus Mama, I still prefer using laptop lor, cuz I like bigger screen. Haha... But this one is ultra mobile mini laptop that suitable for traveling use.

Penang Tua Pui, aiya, it's Asus Eee PC 900 la. Typo error. Corrected liao, sorry, haha...