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well in one word i would describe this laptop as fantastic for value , it has all the essential gizmos and software to get you going , and never has failed on me yet , for it value you cant go wrong if wont something more expensive then go for it that expensive but at the end of day all you really need is the internet msoffice and your away , you just cant go wrong . this was my sirst laptop and have upgraded up the line of acer laptops to get the most out of todays technology but for a person who is unaware in the world of computers this is fantastic , the biggest pros of it i would say is the speed of it and the large screen cons of it really is that the battery doesnt last more than an hour but still who cares.
I got this Acer laptop for going to university and except for a few problems i haven't been to unhappy with it.
The graphics are amazing- i even prefer to watch DVDs on my laptop rather than on my TV!! The sound quality is really good aswell and with a screen this big- what more can you ask for!
Nevertheless there are a few downfalls for example it is quite a heavy laptop, which doesn't have that much space (well not enough for me anyway but that may just be because i have so much music and photos etc!) and the battery doesn't last very long at all so you can't take it anywhere without the charger which is really annoying! Aswell my mousepad on the laptop has broken so i now have plug in a mouse! Plus although it does have a built in camera i can't seem to get it to work- it seems to continuely crash or not even work at all!
I have had this laptop for 2 years now and cannot say its perfect, but it definitely does the job and has served me well. I'll start with the pro's - it is reliable. The battery life hasn't diminished significantly in the 2 years I have had it - about 2 hours when left to its own devices. It is quick to load up and has a combined storage of 100gb across its two hard drives. The key to keeping it running smoothly for me, is to transfer data to an external harddrive. Obviously technology is advancing and this system cannot cope with the demands of modern games. To list the system information;
Intel core 2 duo processor T5500 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)
15.4" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite LCD (16ms)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
DVD-Super Multi double layer
802.11a/b/g wireless LAN
The system is currently running Windows Vista which I think is an excellent product to complement my primary uses for this laptop - word processing and photo editing for the most part. I like the extra elements such as the sidebar. This laptop also had a card reader built in which means I no longer have to contend with the hassle of finding the USB cables for multiple devices that I wish to connect.
My issues with it - that through all the technical guidance I have sought, my wireless internet is inconsistent. I am told the issue lies with my laptop and as such have had to purchase an Ethernet cable. About 3 weeks into using this Ethernet cable, the port would no longer 'grip' the Ethernet cable so I had to purchase a usb Ethernet cable adapter. This now works but obviously the expense has amounted to disruption with my work and has been costly. My other issue with my previous Acer, my mothers and now mine is that power cable doesn't hold firmly in the back. I had to buy a whole new laptop previously because the port for the power cable fell into the back of the laptop and nothing could be done for it. I now have to be careful when plugging it in.
Otherwise this laptop is efficient and has stood the test of time although now I feel the hardware is outdated and for the prices of laptops these days, you could get a better machine for an excellent price. It has stood me in good stead over the two years I've had it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable machine.