Summary: Legitimate piece of GARBAGE! Do not buy, unless you want a broken computer . It updates EVERY SINGLE TIME I turn it on, its S-L-O-W . And it gets the light black screen of death like every month. So you have to factory reset it every month. If you're storing important stuff on your computer, this ain't the computer to do it with . It will kill it. It also comes with bs programs and you can't get rid of them, so there's a pop up ALWAYS .
Summary: I wanted this for a home unit, which is good due to the short battery time. This has all the functions I could ever need. Good picture quality. Easy to use. Fast loading. I have only had it a few months, but love it so far.
Decent budget 17" for 2014, shoddy keyboard design
13 July 2014
Summary: I purchased a refurbished version of this model about a week ago, and I'm fairly pleased with it so far for a budget laptop. It seems to be Acer's Big Mac as opposed to, say, an Asus filet mignon, but it gets the job done if you're on a budget like I am. My only issues with this device so far are that the screen dims and brightens randomly and in a flickering fashion, and the keyboard is very cheaply made.
Summary: I bought this laptop refurbed a while back and I have never regretted it. Most bloatware has been removed from a refurb model. I put a good antivirus software and it works soo well. Loads quick, great webcam, plays Sims3 with add-ons very well. Love windows 7 os and the price for what you get is very fair. The only complaint would be the weight!
Summary: I've had this computer for... oh I don't know. Sometime early 2012, I'm guessing. So about two years. And it has been absolutely fantastic. I do a lot of maintenance on it, I just like my computer to be as fast as possible. So if you don't, you may not have the same results. But as I've been using it, it's perfect. Handles games well enough for me.
Summary: Purchased refurbished model for $320. Arrived relatively quickly and all parts intact and looked new. The laptop barely fits into my backpack, but I desired a large screen laptop. Resolution is nice and performance is decent. So far, the only software that crashes is Skype, and I don't know if it's due to McAfee or bloatware. Battery lasts well over 2 hours and I will be sure to exercise it regularly and monitor. The real test with Acer laptops are longevity/durability.