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.