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Acer Aspire V5-121-C72G32nkk

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  • Okay for watching videos
  • Shiny
  • Runs windows 8
  • No CD drive
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      04.10.2014 19:20
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      Advantages

      • Shiny
      • "Okay for watching videos"
      • "Light weight"

      Disadvantages

      • "No CD drive"
      • "Runs windows 8"
      • Crashes
      • "Very slow"

      Useless: less powerful than a phone and twice as expensive

      I brought this computer for my college work so all I needed was something to browse the internet and type up word documents. Because of my simple requirements I didn't imagine power would be an issue and I picked this machine for its relatively low price and its portability. Unfortunately the single processor renders the computer unusable for any application: the strain of scrolling down a document leaves it freezing, opening the browser is so arduous a task that it pretends not to hear the command and if you type a line of text it kindly waits for you to make some coffee instead of displaying what you've written straight away like some pushy systems do. My new appliance also soon developed a habit of crashing and restarting itself multiple times on start up, displaying a sad face each time whilst secretly reveling in its debauchery. There were issues too with the Windows 8 operating system which insists on popping up menus and clocks over the top of what I'm trying to do and this is made worse by both the mouse pad and the touch sensitive screen seeming to decide arbitrarily whether to treat a prompt as a right or a left click and thereby frustrating my ability to close off the menus and sometimes adding to their ranks. The only task to which the Acer rises successfully is watching TV, which it manages to do smoothly once it gets over the hump of opening the iplayer webpage, which it can find a little tricky. It probably prefers the Jeremy Kyle. This is an utterly useless piece of kit for at any price and at about £200 it is a bad joke. My Moto E phone does a far better job for less than half the price.

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