Summary: got this laptop almost exactly a year ago. it works pretty well, except that if you're planning on playing games on it, it overheats rather easily. i bought a cooling fan for it a few months ago, but even with the fan on it overheats at least twice a day. and it tends to get blue screens quite often. a full battery on balanced lasts me about three hours or 2 1/2.
Summary: We bought our first Acer Aspire at the beginning of the year. Sometimes when you turn it on the computer will run but the screen will stay black. We have let it sit for a while to see if it would eventually start to work. That Acer contained an Intel processor. This computer with the AMD quad core does the exact same thing. Right out of the box the screen will stay black, but the computer seems to be running fine. I think we will not be buying anymore Acer computers.
Summary: My rating is based on my buying experience from this vendor.I ordered this PC from Tiger Direct BECAUSE they offered a 6 month subscription to an anti virus program along with a 50.00 gift card. I did find it from other vendors at $399.00 but I wanted the anti virus program so I was willing to "jump through hoops" to get the 50.00 Gift card from American Express.
Summary: I'm using this laptop since late 2010. In 2,5 years there have been 2 major problems. First it lagged and couldn't let me boot windows. After a format it was running smooth again! But then the cooling fan broke down, destroying my graphics card. Now i'm running on windows 8 pro and it's really stable. Overall, if you upgrade RAM & HDD it is a fine choice for everyday use.
Summary: Ive had this for about a year now, being a student, I tend to dabble in a fairly broad range of software ranging from programming and word processing to much more advanced 3d rendering and image editing software. I own the slightly higher spec model with 4gb RAM and 640GB HDD which is a plus, and from reviews I've read, this seems to make a fair bit of difference.
Excerpt: Dal mio punto di vista un buon prodotto. Un' ottimo notebook per chi ricerca qualità senza esagerare con la spesa. Questo computer offre ottime prestazioni: veloce nell'accensione e nel connettersi alla rete internet. Il disco offre molta capienza e l'intero sistema è supportato da una memoria RAM più che sufficiente per gli utenti medi.
Excerpt: Appena comprato in un offerta all'oasi un siupermercato che ho vicino casa. Il computer appena l'ho aperto, mi ha colpito la sua sottigliezza, davvero molto sottile per tutto quel che ha dentro! Lo schermo 15.6" in 16:9 ha la pecca che la max risoluzione è limitata a 1360x768, ma si può collegare ad un monitor e scegliere una vasta gamma di risoluzioni.