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Acer Aspire 1412WLMi

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      14.03.2016 23:23
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      Great laptop

      First I must disagree about the disadvantage about (no offence) but when I use this laptop, it quite good and never lets me down. There are of course some disadvantages, but they are not major. The design is actually pretty good just like the inside. The speed is quite fast and most of the time it keeps a constant speed. Sometimes it can be a bit slower, but that's probably because there are too many things that needs loading. The screen resolution or the display quality is brilliant, it was a lot clearer that I have expected and this is good if you have to watch lots of videos or you are plainly enjoying videos. The sound system is great, but not all the time, most of the time the sound effects are great but sometimes (rarely) the speaker buzz a bit. The weight is quite good, and it's suitable for traveling also it's very reliable, which is another merit of this laptop. But the thing that do let me down is the keyboard and the touch pad. I wasn't expecting this but the keyboard is surprisingly fragile. At least it didn't look fragile, so basically tap they keys as light as you can and try not to tap it hard, if you do the keys can slow down and eventually stop working. The touch pad is not as sensitive as I expected. Sometimes I have to swipe twice to get it to the place I want it. But overall this is a great and reliable laptop which is very suitable for many jobs including traveling. I would strongly recommend this laptop.

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      24.09.2015 10:41
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      Looks great on the outside, but crap on the inside.

      For however you might feel about Google's Chrome OS and Chromebooks, there's no denying that they are popular alternatives to Windows and Mac computers mainly because they're inexpensive, relatively secure and what can be done within the confines of its browser-based environment continues to grow.

      What doesn't seem to be growing are their screen sizes, which for the most part are 13.3 inches or smaller. Acer's Apsire addresses that very issue by matching up a 15.6-inch display with the budget-friendly components we're used to seeing and selling it at a reasonable price.

      As is the case with any laptop, just because this Aspire is bigger doesn't mean it's more powerful. It does have a new fifth-generation (Broadwell) Intel Celeron processor, which does improve its performance over older Celeron-based Chromebooks we've reviewed, but for the most part it simply has a bigger screen.

      The bigger panel is nice, though. Having more screen space is always handy, whether you're working in Google Docs or watching a movie on Netflix. For doing things like image editing with Web apps such as Polarr, the 15.6-inch LCD means you can view your pictures larger and still have room for the app's tool panels.

      The version I reviewed, the CB5-571-C09S, had a 1,920x1,080-pixel-resolution display; configurations with a 1,366x768-pixel-resolution display are also available. Acer never explicitly calls out the full HD display as an IPS panel in the laptop's specs, but I confirmed with Acer that it is.

      It certainly has the wide viewing angles you'd expect for an IPS panel and the screen doesn't invert or wash out if it is angled too high or low. It does seem to lose a bit of brightness when viewed off to the sides, but it's barely noticeable and the matte finish means you're not fighting much glare, either. But that's just it!

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