I now have 2 NEC laptop, one for my elder son and one for myself.
I understand nec bought over fosa many year back and it become their brand as NEC. My fosa is still working good. Now I intend to get another NEC for my younger son for his Poly school use, probably on this sunday in the IT Show.
I have a friend who has a NEC laptop for roughly 7 years already, the thing is physically not in very good shape, and seems to overheat sometimes as the fan is not working very well anymore. But it always comes back alive! Never been sent for repairs before, as far as I know.
I used an Acer before myself, and even though nothing was seriously wrong with it, its performance didn't impress me for the price I paid. Given the choices out there, quite unlikely I'll choose Acer again.
I don't know about performance, but reliability-wise NEC should be a good bet.
Running a NEC notebook since mid 2005. Use everyday. No problems. Had hiccup with the Matshita DVD Drive - both times registry problems (typical issue with the Matshita drives). Took to NEC service center in commonwealth. Sorted within 15 -20 mins. Decent service centre, well staffed - but everyone seems very free. And also very few customers. Indication of good product with little after sales problems.
Hi, it seems that NEC is a very reputable manufacturer of reliable laptops. But may I know are they made in japan? If yes, perhaps that is the main reason that why it is so reliable. Now the NEC laptop I am eyeing for is made in china. Not sure about quality though. I intend to use it for home only.
My whole office flooded with NEC laptops and PCs. Been using batches of their systems. No complaints and ultra good service. However, we are dealing with their corporate branch. Not sure of their consumer branch. Shd not be far off. Reliable and stable system.
My own personal acer pc broke down twice in a year. But their service is good.