Excerpt: I received this laptop as a gift, and I was pleasantly surprised. Acer does not have the best reputation for top of the line computer equipment, so I was grateful for the gift, but a little hesitant due to the brand name of the computer. I was dead wrong with my initial assessment. The computer booted up in lightning speed and in seconds I was already on the desktop screen.
Excerpt: I got the Acer Aspire 1410 (the single-core version with Core 2 Solo) for about $400. For the price, it is a pretty good laptop. It has 3 USB ports, HDMI and VGA port, and a card reader. It is better and faster than a run-of-the-mill single-core Atom netbook. Youtube and Hulu run pretty well for a small laptop on integrated graphics. The battery life, however, is pretty poor compared to some netbooks.
Easy, out of the box Aspire Internet Notebook for travel / work
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This Aspire notebook is very easy to set up and use, right out of the box, you're online in minutes. The Wifi capabilities are easy to use, setup, get right online in any area. It is light and functional. The screen is bright, good resolution. The battery, like all laptops, does run a little weak after an hour or 1.5 hours. The screen dims after that. However, plugged in, it's a bright little guy.
Excerpt: I like this a lot, much better than the same in 15.6 inch! Nice big keys. Real aesy to carry around. The battery life is outstanding! But could come in some bright colors though, would like one in bright orange. All in all a very good machine.
Excerpt: This laptop is pretty much affordable. It's not too expensive but it's not inexpensive either. The graphics quality is superb and amazing. Overall, it looks really nice. The keys are easy to type with, very good transitioning from key to key. However, the keyboard is somewhat fragile, if you overuse a certain a key, it will break. Be careful with how you're using the laptop.
Excerpt: I was given this laptop as a Christmas present and at first I wondered if it would do the job. I am a graphic designer and am beginning to dabble in music production. I loved the design of it, and it was free, so I was grateful for what was given. I've only had 2 other laptops in my life, both low end, and neither one had the speed and capability as my Acer. I'm able to run Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator with ease. The color screen is very bright and clear,...
Summary: I bought this laptop to replace an aging toshiba satellite laptop whose battery life was just about an hour. As soon as I opened the box and I took it out I thought to my self... self, this is too small for you but I decided to give it a try anyway. I new it was going to be smaller than my 14.6" but when it came out of the box and I felt how light it was I also said to myself, self... this is too light = not powerful enough.
Summary: I've had another little Acer netbook but the 10.1 screen was just too small for lots of things. This computer feels huge by comparison. I also love hooking it up to my TV with the HDMI output. Sweet.
Summary: I recently purchased an Acer Aspire 11.6" screen laptop. Was looking for a netbook, but found the 10" screen and keyboard on these models too small. My needs are specific: I need to utilize MS Office (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint only) and access my gmail and the web. I do not do heavy computing or use Access, Outlook or any type of CAD or Photoshop software, so the 2GB RAM and 250GB HD are more than sufficient for my use.
Pros: Fast, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet
Summary: Just bought this last week so can't comment on longevity, but so far it's exactly what I wanted. It's small enough and light enough to fit in my large handbag but not too small to use (tried the netbooks and hated them). About the keyboard: you have to use the fn key for "home" and "end", and the keys are a little flat for my taste but these are pretty minor. In all, a great buy, especially for the price.