Summary: I bought this laptop a couple of months ago when the cooling fan in my old Toshiba died. I was looking for something that would work for school (I'm a grad student) as well as some gaming. I chose this model due to the price. The laptop has great specs, including the i3 processor, a great GPU, and a large HD. There wasn't really anything else in the same price range that matched what the Acer had to offer. And for the most part, it does ok.