Summary: I have to say this computer offers far more than most computers out there, for a great price. Everything you need to do with all your programs, you can do. One of the best things you will notice immediately is how very fast it is. I am amazed with the speed and all the perks it has. Make your initial back-up disks first, and from there you will find it easy to set up. I can't believe this computer has 12 USB ports....this is SOOO great.
Summary: I was slightly surprised at how well this computer operates. This is a cheaper computer, but is very quiet and is quick. As usual, it comes pre-loaded with a lot of crapware, but is okay after removal. Lots of USB connections. March update: After using 3 programs, I managed to delete the HORRIBLE McAfee anti-virus crapware that was pre-loaded. It had significantly changed my IE9 settings thus preventing some downloads and some site accessibility.
Summary: I have had this computer for about 6 months and I adore it! I use it every day for at least 7-9 hours, so it has been fully test-driven at this point. It is fast, reasonably quiet, has tons of storage, and has been very reliable so far. The quality you get here for a very budget-friendly price makes this an investment I haven't regretted one bit. Acer really hit the mark with this gem.
Summary: I needed a computer fast and I saw this one at an awesome price so I bought it. So far so very, very good! This thing replaced my 2003 Hp and man is it fast! The Aspire has tons of usb ports and the whole thing has been put together very neatly. The package arrived on time and in excellen condition. Set up was extremely simple too.
Summary: Purchased the Acer about 3 weeks ago for a small business application. So far its great. Was amazed when I downloaded MSOffice 10 Pro at how fast it it installed. I like the USB connections on the top of the machine. No more fumbling around the bottom as with my Dell. Power button is also conveniently placed along with DVD drawer controls. It was packaged well and came in a reasonable time frame from Amazon. Thus far I am pleased with this purchase.
Summary: First off - I ordered this on Monday afternoon - and it was delivered Tuesday morning!! So far, after setting it up and burning the recovery discs, everything is working smoothly. I like Windows 7 - loading my enormous graphics packages was a snap. Random thoughts: the box is HUGE - but I have plenty of space on my desk - and I've heard the larger boxes are less likely to overheat. It's probably as quiet (or noisy) as my old Compaq desk computer and my former laptops.