Excerpt: My brother bought me a laptop from his school's library, and I was really excited about having it. I mean it had a webcam, it had wi-fi connection (meaning I didn't have to pay for the internet, but legally), and I was just excited to have one. Then I began to look around it just to see what all it had, and it just seemed like low quality to me. I mean it didn't have microsoft, I couldn't set my background to anything, and it just wasn't exciting enough to be a laptop.
Summary: After I had used my Acer 1410 for slightly over a year the touch pad began to develop abrasion wear, and finally all the paint has worn off in the middle, which is black underneath, so it looks like a black hole. I've never seen this happen before with any laptop (I've owned several).
Summary: The netbook is great. Everything has worked perfect with just one problem. I am having problems with the internal speakers and since Acer only has email and no phone number for customer service it has been a problem trying to get a hold of them to resolve the issue. I have emailed them multiple times and they have not responded and I have not been able to resolve the issue with my speakers.
Summary: I had this netbook for 2 weeks before it stopped booting. It froze at the BIOS page and could not locate the boot sector for the operating system. Either that or there was a loose connector to the hard disk. I did call Acer tech support but they told me to restore from the recovery CD. I explained since this was a netbook that no optical drive came with the system.
Summary: This review is from: Acer Aspire AS1410-8414 11.6-Inch Sapphire Blue Laptop - 6 Hour Battery Life (Personal Computers) The best description of it is that it's what a netbook should be but not a fully-functioned laptop. The worst description is that it's a failed gimmick. Acer tried but the result is a device that is probably over-powered for its size; the individual components aren't supported by the just-as-important infrastructure tying the components together.