I'm shopping for a new laptop and ran into the Averatec brand name at Circuit City. Other things with Averatec were similar to the Compaqs and HPs, but it's light weight and compact size really stood out. The model I looked at only weighed 4.3 lbs, and about 1 x 10.9 x 9.6 (h x w x d).
Does anyone own an Averatec (or know of someone who owns one)? What has your experience been with this brand? Would you recommend buying it?
My brother has an averatec turning a year old. It's one of those very slim models.
Well, it worked awesome for first few months, but since, it's been going down....a) heats up very abnormally compared to Dell and other brands b) abruptly shuts down(due to heat?) and few other minor problems.
It's hard to say about Averatec because of the way they make their computers. They're an ultra-low-price company, that buys up parts in bulk when they're at their cheapest, builds a huge batch of laptops, and they get sold at the major electronics retailers. When they run out, the product model is over. So you can't compare the quality of one of their models to another, they're likely completely different parts, all of them.