Summary: Pretty good price on this. I like the numerical keypad. Lots of storage on this. Some faults are a slower processor and dirt and dust get stuck between the keys easily, and it's hard to clean out. All in all its a handy computer and I'd recommend it for anyone who isn't too serious about technology. It's a good basic computer that does what you need it to and it's reliable. A lot of people give Acer crap but that's just because they're looking down their nose at it.
Summary: I have another Acer, this one is a little slow and the annoying pop ups from McAfee are so frustrating. It seems slow most of the time, I'm not sure what it is...weird. I bought it for my husband to do homework so I guess it serves it's purpose.
Summary: Love shopping from Amazon, Have never had any problems Bought Acer Aspire AS5250-0639 15.5" Laptop (1.65 GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-450, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Optical Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) Very nice computer but it doesn't have a HMDI output, it came from Adorama...Do not shop from them. Had computer 1 week, was still in original box, Adorama refused return stuck with a $400 computer we aren't using.
Summary: We surprised our soon-to-be teenager with this for Christmas. Was easy to get her up and running. Once, about a week after Christmas, it wouldn't shut down so I popped out the battery and when I replaced it everthing was fine. Yesterday morning it ran a Windows Automatic Startup Repair.. and it's been fine since. I was nervous on both occations since this is a very inexpensive machine.. but it seems to be doing okay. She loves it.
Summary: We bought this for our 13 year old daughter for Christmas. The seller was great to work with. The original one was delivered with a broken screen. It looked like fedex dropped it the corner of the box was smooshed in where the screen was broken and of coarse like all shippers coming to our address they leave it on the doorstep and don't even ring the doorbell so we couldn't really dispute the damage. He replaced it and reimbursed us for the return shipping.
Summary: I purchased this baby for $278. Like so many of the other reviews the wireless was really weak. After doing some investigating I downloaded the updated driver for the wireless and Bios. After doing that I have a sweet computer. Wireless works great and I boosted the memory up to 8Gig which gave me a slight performance upgrade. Be aware that this computer is designed for Windows 7. You will run into trouble running Linux or any derivative. All in all I got a good deal.