Summary: 30+ year computer professional. I've owned dozens of laptops and was certified to repair numerous brands and models of the years. I am typically quite relentless with respect to working through technical issues, BIOS-level and OS-level issues. I will rate this particular Acer model as a catastrophe.
Summary: This is my first personal laptop and it has been a great purchase. I do a lot of photo editing and use it for Netflix this laptop has been able to handle everything I can throw at it without any problems. However I must add I paid $399 for mine around 8/2011 so I don't understand today's price.
Summary: I've had my Acer for 18 months, and it's been better than expected. I've been running Win 7 Ultimate, as I the need to run a WinXP virtual machine. Over time, I found a couple deals on memory, and have upgraded to 8 Gb.