Summary: I purchased a very nice used laptop on the Amazon Marketplace from Dutchmonkey10. I did require anything that we as state of the art or super powerful. I have heard some negative comments about Windows 8 as well, so this prompted me to explore the used market. So I purchased an Acer laptop from Dutchmonkey10. I came with a Pentium 6200 dual core processor, 4 gigabytes, ram 500 gigabytes hard disk and Windows 7. Just what I was looking for.
Summary: This last two years I've had this laptop have exceeded my expectations but I'm not surprised, I have a good past with Acer computers. I have a desktop as well. I have noticed its gotten slower but probably from my own use. I use this daily and it's almost always on. 75% of the time plugged in. I can still unplug it and get 2 1/2-3 hours of use on battery saver mode (always been this way). It can handle a lot at once but it's not a high end gaming laptop.
Summary: Using it right now to post this review. I've had it for about 2 weeks. It's quick, the screen is huge and it functions perfectly. No complaints and it was shipped promptly. Thanks! Update: After using it for a while, it's still holding up great. It is frustrating to use it at times because if you're a multitasker like myself, the laptop gets really bogged down. Really only recommend this laptop for light users. Won't run videos or programs like Photoshop well at all.
Summary: i only use my laptop for email and other internet services and i usually over buy.. buying to much computer for my use. this time i bought a brand(acer) that i might have avoided before. as i would have gone for a brand like dell or maybe even apple..but i am happy that i didnt over spend this time and find that this laptop works very well for my needs..
Not the specs listed, but still a decent laptop for the price. I love it.
1 March 2013
Summary: I did love that it came in the mail a bit faster than expected. However, my only problem is that the computer doesn't have 320GB memory like it advertises. It's just under 300 and you have around 250gb of free space. (Not to bad but upset me. The laptop runs smoothly. There's no lagging. I can run skype and game at the same time. I do think it's a little weird that the keyboard is smooshed to one side so that there is a number pad to the right but you get used to it..
Summary: I bought this computer because it has a lot of power for the money. My experience so far bears this out it is a strong machine. It is missing things like a cap lock light, drive lights etc but kind of expected in this price range. So far I think it is a very good computer especially for the money!
Summary: No hdmi connection. The computer does anything else that I need it to do. I usually have at least 5 applications or sites open at a time and the speed is just fine. Picture is good. No out of the ordinary problems with the computer.
Summary: I have this computer as a better typewriter. I don't do anything fancy with it, but it's fast, it's quiet and with the basic freeware such as OpenOffice, GIMP, VLC media Player and Firefox, it does the job. For work I do work with a crystallography program on it and it copes even with large modelling processes. Sadly the speakers don't have the quality I expected. They sound a bit tinny. The number pad is very convenient. I cannot really complain.
Summary: I don't like having the number section to the side of the QUERTY bit, but since this seems to come with all computers these days, this is a nice computer. I am not a techy (but am assured by a techy that this is a good computer for its price), but my only personal downside is I am not keen on the keys. A bit flat or something and I miss.