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This model has a 4GB RAM with 320GB, which is good. The weak point is the processor, which is Dual-Core but only 1GHz, but dispite this the performance of the Acer is very good. In fact I run demanding CAD software packages on this laptop all the time without the performance being affected too much at all.
The most important thing about this laptop is portability. It's very light and I can barely feel it when I carry it in my backpack, and the battery life is fantastic. I can get more than 4 hours out of the battery, but this is shortened considerably if I'm playing music or watching videos. But still, excellent batterly life. The keyboard is compact, and takes some getting used to if you are switching from a larger laptop, but once you have adjusted you will find it very ergonomic.
Being a compact laptop, the screen is rather small and therefore not ideal for watching movies on with your friends, but I find it perfectly adiquate for watching movies on my own with my headphones on.
Other things to be considered are the speakers, which aren't loud, but then again you can always plug in some external speakers.
The major downside to this laptop is that it has no CD/DVD-ROM, and I have had to download software and drivers as opposed to buying them in store. The alternative is to buy an external ROM, which considering the cheap price of the Acer, may not be a problem.
I have owned this phone for 18 months now and so far nothing has gone wrong with it. It certainly seems to be more durable than the Iphone, as almost everybody I know who owns an Iphone has broken the screen at some point and had to have it replaced. But this HTC can take a bit more of a beating, which is always nice.
Let's start with usability. The phone sits comfortably in the palm and the screen is responsive, although the small buttons at the bottom of the phone are a bit awkwardly positioned. The android platform is fairly intuative and after an hour or so of playing around even the biggest technaphobe could navigate it easily.
The Desire has a high spec with a 1Ghz processor and 500MB RAM, making it quick. Although one thing to note is that when your text message inbox gets full it can slow the phone down considerably, but deleting messages regularly will stop this problem. The mobile network is fast too, depending on connection of course, but for the most part you won't be waiting hours for web pages to load.
One of the major criticisms of smart phones such as this one is batterly life, and the Desire suffers in this department. Without any battery saving apps you are unlikely to get more than two days of batterly life even for the most conservative of users. However there are many good free battery saving apps which can give you 3-5 days of batterly life with normal use.
The major down side to this phone is the camera which, although has 5 megapixels, is not good. Some decent pictures can be taken in good lighting, but with the flash on it is completely hopeless.
Overall the Desire is a very good and well priced phone and I would give it 8/10.