Product Type: Acer laptops
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A very good everyday laptop
Acer Emachines E520
Member Name: mste89
Acer Emachines E520
Advantages: good keypad, fast and reliable
Disadvantages: Small hard drive, battery runs down after a couple of years
This Laptop is by far my most used gadget of the last two years.
I have spent around 40 hours a week using it for work, uni and general surfing for the last two years, and thus far it has only slowed slightly, it has a memory of 1GB, which is great for a laptop of this price.
I download a lot of music, movies and television programs, so much that I filled the relatively generous 160GB internal hard drive within a month or two. But if you don't download a ridiculous amount, 160GB is more than enough for the average user.
In my previous experience with laptops, downloading a lot makes a laptop run extremely slowly. This one seems to be able to manage to run a few more programs, than other laptops in this price bracket, at once before running slower.
This laptop runs on an Intel Celeron processor, which is an entry level processor designed for everyday tasks, general surfing, emails and word processing. It uses Windows Vista's Basic operating system.
One big plus point for me is that the keyboard is almost silent, there's nothing worse than a noisy keyboard! The keys are also kind to the fingers and are very responsive. After two years of hefty use there is absolutely no fading on the keys.
Only two complaints from me on this, firstly is the internal memory, but as i mentioned this isn't a problem if your a casual user/ don't download much. Secondly, the battery was at first great and lasted all day, but now i have to keep it plugged in throughout use.
All in all a great, affordable laptop, good for personal or family use.
Summary: great laptop, not many better in this price bracket.
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