Summary: After a while the fan flter blocks causing the computer to overheat and stop working . Had to add extra memory to the machine to run most programs otherwise very slow . Lasted 18 months before it cooked the machine. If you have a working model of this machine make sure the fan filter is cleaned often to prevent damage.
Summary: I have had this laptop for 2 years and have just had to buy my 3rd charger - I have a friend who bought hers 2 months after me and is on her 2nd charger! We have upped the ram to 2gb but its still not great! There has to be better around, I think it was a good buy at the time but wouldn't touch acer again!!!
Summary: This laptop never worked properly from new. It took ages to fire up and be usable- 5 mins plus- and froze constantly especially when on the internet. It has a stupid partitioned hard drive which is useless for space and the main part was full in no time but I've no idea what with as I never downloaded! I kept a seperate hard drive for photography which is the reason I bought it.
Excerpt: "well wot can i say about this great laptop well for starters fantastic processore speed and laptop loads up extremely fast and as for th screen this was something i would of expected for a custom built laptop from dell the colours were amazing so bright and vivid it almost seemed like before this id been living my life in black and white and i for one certainly didnt want to go back to tht. the computer also has lots of hand shortcut keys at the side ...
Good value for money, reliable, but needs more RAM
Mr. Richard Tough, Amazon
13 December 2008
Summary: I purchased one of these about 9 months ago for my family to use, as the old PC had packed up. This model offers fantastic value for money, and has had no reliability problems as yet. The screen is crisp and bright, but personally I would have preferred it didn't have such a glossy finish to it. It runs vista fine, has enough power to be responsive, but its essential you upgrade the RAM if you plan to keep Vista. 1GB isn't enough, 2GB should be considered the minimum.
Summary: 4gb of ram is about £40 on ebay, buy this one cheap on amazon and add RAM for a decent machine. Comes with Vista but then the fact Vista sucks is nothing to do with the machine. Great Screen, really good value too.
Excerpt: "Ive had this laptop for about 3 months now, this laptop is one of the best low budget ive seen., with a 17" screen its great for movie watching with a cd/dvd reader/burner, but the screen means the battery life is only around 1:30, and is only 2:30 as advertised for about a few weeks., If you want to use this laptop for seriours puposes like gaming etc, i reccomend getting a Ram upgrade for around £70, because this also speeds up Vista ( which ...