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.
Though having frustrating issues, amazing laptop for the price!
Jennifer L. Glunt, Amazon
8 September 2013
Summary: I have been using this laptop for a few years now, and was given to me as a gift from a relative. The Acer Aspire-7560 comes with a Quad Core, 1.4ghz CPU that autoclocks to 2.3ghz, 4gb of Kingston Ram, and a 500gb Hitachi 5200Rpm HDD. It is a silver and black plastic body, which fills a bit flimsy, but is very sturdy. Now on to my personal experience with this notebook.
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.
Summary: This computer is ok for me, I only use computer for facebook, emails and some searching for travel deals. If not doing anymore than this, this computer is okay. Would not recommend for anything more.
Summary: I use it as a desktop replacement. It's not a computer I carry around at all. It has worked great considering I couldn't pay more for the Lenovo y580. If you're on a $500ish budget wait until A10 trinities come with Radeon 8670m. That should have enough power for all modern games at High 30+FPS @1600x900. This model can't do that, but it's good enough for me.
Pros: It is well worth the $500 I spent. It has a Llano A6 with a discrete Radeon 7670M that runs in a hybrid crossfire. And this works good. It runs most games at 1600x900 at medium or above at 30 FPS. Keyboard is pretty good and the speakers are good too. I use it as a desktop replacement. 17" monitor!!
Cons: Screen has narrow viewing angle. far off angle it will be impossible to watch. Mousepad isn't very good. I'm used to a Mac touchpad and it's really hard to go backwards.
Summary: Overall its a Great Laptop for the Price. Can't beat a 17.3" Screen for under $400.
Pros: Beautiful HD Display, Runs Quiet (Fan noticeable only when doing heavy computing), Multi-touch Touchpad is Useful, HDMI output come in handy. Nicely Designed.
Cons: Ports are place in odd places (Explained Below), Keyboard is nice/large but takes time getting use to. Processor feels a bit sluggish. No Volume Rocker/Wheel (Only Function Key option). Installing a 2nd Hard-Drive is no easy Task.
Summary: This replaces a 6 year old 15.6" Lenovo. For the price IMO you can't do better. Runs much cooler than the Lenovo and is much faster. Battery life is about 2 1/2 hours (what I expected). It charges faster than expected. The screen is very bright with great contrast. An extra HDD bay is a definite plus.