Summary: I use this laptop for writing but it can also handle games too. I've used it for SWG and Silent Hunter 4 and the graphics are excellent. I'm not sure how it would do with more recent games but I'm sure it could handle most games well. Startup is very quick. Built in wifi and webcam are excellent features too! Battery lasts up to 4hrs on power saver, maybe 2hrs on the performance setting. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this buy!
Excerpt: I have two laptops that I regularly use, I have my own laptop and then I have my work laptop which never leaves my side. I need a good laptop for work as I do a lot of work which requires a lot of memory. I have an Acer laptop as my home laptop and getting this one from work, I couldn't complain, although not my favourite computer brand I did actually really like the design on this one.
Summary: I have one of these. It's pretty, powerful for the price and has a very nice screen. Mine came with Vista and a then-optional upgrade to Windows 7. Vista is appallingly slow - if that's what yours ships with, ditch it as soon as you can. I run 64-bit OpenSuSE 12.1 and 32-bit Windows 7 - the 64-bit linux really flies, although ATI's proprietary linux Catalyst driver is shockingly poor.
Summary: Like all ACERS the Aspire 5536 can easily loose keys and they snap at the base so are not easily fixable, you need a whole new keyboard fitting, though they aren't too expensive to buy. The keys are classed as user error so if you break one you won't be covered under warranty or guarantee and if buying from Currys/PC World don't even bother trying to claim for anything unless you've taken out their own warranty.
Excerpt: "...is bought and these include Acer Game Zone Console as well as applications for playing DVDs and playing back home-made videos. The keyboard is very easy to use and feels great, although I am sure like yours at home; it has lots of food between the keys. That can be a pain to clean out. The keyboard can also be customised for specific functions and has a scroll pad along with a touch pad sensor for zooming. The screen is a 15.7 inch, which is a great ...
Summary: I agree with the previous review which stated that he would personally not buy an Acer. I did and regreted it. The machine when it worked was good especially the sound and screen clarity but the service from Acer was absolutely appalying. They were rude, unhelpful and sarcastic. Fortunately when it totally crashed and the harddrive went after about 5 months the seller refunded my money. I was glad to get shot of it.
Summary: I purchased this laptop not too long ago from a computer store for starting university as it seemed to be a cheaper but good value for money laptop. I must say that having had it now for around 4 or 5 months, it has began to slow down considerably and is now giving me quite a few problems which I will explain shortly. Initially it ran well, as most brand new laptops or pcs do, fast startup, reliable and not many problems.
Pros: Good all round laptop, cheap
Cons: Mine has been unreliable and given a lot of problems
Excerpt: "Acer decided to add an extra Aspire Gemstone Blue model laptop. I was lucky to get a hold of him as my friend purchased it, and I was using it for a while, he asked me to install some software and configure his Vista so the notebook going to work properly. The first touch was a surprise I expected it’s going to weight more than 2.8 kg, it’s a really light notebook, and thanks to its glossy sapphire-blue Gemstone cover and intricately textured palmrest ...
Pros: 15 . 6" HD screen, good audio quality, price .
Summary: I ummmed and arrred about a new laptop as I've always bought second hand, usually from ebay. But I thought it was time to take the plunge and am really glad I did. This is a lovely laptop, with enough memory to deal with Vista, but even better with W7, which I installed immediately upon purchase. The dvd writer works perfectly, the screen is crystal clear, the addition of a HDMI socket is helpful in connecting to the TV in the front room.