Summary: I went out to purchase a new laptop for my parents after their Toshiba finally gave it up after over 10 years or so. I got a new HP at Walmart but to my horror, all new computers only have Windows 8! My poor parents wouldn't stand a chance with this including myself. I needed to look at used ones or have to pay $70 to get Windows 7 put on. It was suggested I try an Acer and slightly used seemed better than refurbished so I went with it.
Summary: A relative of the family who knows a lot about computers highly recommended the Acer. In fact it is No. 1 on his list of brand name computers to buy. This is a Birthday/Christmas present for my daughter and she is very pleased with it. She very happy that it also has a disk drive.
Summary: This computer is great for what i need. The speed is good, the look is great. Yes, it is plastic, but I am not hard on my electronics so it is fine with me. The price was right. the graphics are outstanding.
Summary: I had originally purchased a new computer with Windows 8 installed in it, but after two days of struggling and frustration with the program I sent it back. I was thrilled to find this laptop with Windows 7 installed already. Although I had originally wanted the 17" screen, this one was more in my price range but it has worked out just fine for me. So far I've had no problems and am very happy with this purchase.
Summary: I don't like using laptops really. I made my purchase because my PC is dying a slow death, I wanted to know that I had back up if needed as I can't afford to run out and buy a new PC. It's faster than expected, love the screen, speakers bite, but I assumed they would. It's got ample storage, I assume it'll be the recipient of my music library...
Summary: I bought one of these while deployed and liked it so much that I bought another for my wife back in the States. For the price you simply can't beat this laptop. I have had it now for over a year and have not had one single problem with it. My wife has had hers for a few months and she has no complaints either. The HDMI capability turned out to to great too as I just plugged it into my TV and my laptop became my entertainment system in HD quality.