Summary: I purchased this laptop on the 13th of last December, as a Christmas gift for my 11 year old daughter. It ran about an hour before it randomly started freezing and rebooting. I spent a week trying to "fix it", BIOS updates, Windows 7 upgrade, patches, etc. Trying to get "support" from Acer is a nightmare. But I did send it back for "repair", by the way if you want to keep the original box don't use it for shipping.
Summary: When I ordered this computer I ordered the wrong size but I tried to reach the seller and they wouldnt email me back so I couldnt return it and got stuck with it. Ive had it since Jan. and so far it freezes up more than any computer Ive ever had and sometimes when I want to go turn it on it wont turn on. The only thing good about it is its light weight and long battery power.
Acer Aspire AS1410-8913 11.6-Inch Ruby Red Laptop - 6 Hour Battery Life
Brain Surgeon "Dr.A", Amazon
30 January 2010
Summary: Product quit working . computer will not power on.dead red. was sent to acer for repair . i have to pay the shipment . i am not sure will will happen , product was ok while it was working . but will not recommend it for the price you as well buy 13 inch cpu with optical drive in.
Summary: Great bargain purchased over Thanksgiving from Amazon. Unit arrived on schedule as promised by Amazon. Disappointment started when unit arrived DOA and would not boot. Tried fix listed on ACER web site - nothing. Called ACER support after hunting for their number. Reached India. Tech walked me through the same fix from Web site eventhough I indicated that I had already done this fix. Finally she concluded that it needed to be rebooted with emergency disk.
Summary: It would have been nice to be able to write a full review on the merits of this laptop, but mine only lasted 6 hours. I received the package, opened it up, powered things on and went through setup. Put it aside and the next time I went to use it it wouldn't power on. Acer told me to send it back as it was a problem that they would need to fix. I'm kind of hesitant to have it replaced, but I picked it up at a great price on black friday.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) Ordered my laptop on 11/26 (pre-Black Friday sale), received it on 11/28 - great shipping! Unfortunately - echoing the review of MBA student on October 16, 2009 - laptop has a very loud whirring, buzzing noise or sound from the exhaust cooling fan on the left-hand side. The sound is very obviously something wrong.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: Acer Aspire AS1410-8804 11.6-Inch Black Laptop - 6 Hour Battery Life (Personal Computers) I Didn't receive the product!!! Instead the computer, you sent me a bag... unfortunately I don't get my money back or my products... Nobody helps me with this problem...
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) If you try to install Ubuntu on it, you will be very disappointed like me: blank screen for duo boot, and "Grub error 22" for stand alone installation, most important, you won't be able to roll back to factory status if you did not burn a lifesaver CD using your own external CD-ROM before you want to change anything.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: Acer Aspire AS1410-8414 11.6-Inch Sapphire Blue Laptop - 6 Hour Battery Life (Personal Computers) Update (9/22/09): Received a replacement unit fast (thank you Amazon) - no hardware issues. Installed additional 2 GB of RAM and rebuilt with MS Vista Business. Used for work - have VMware server running. For business purposes great little machine.