Summary: I was 12 years old when I first recieved this laptop as a Christmas present in 2009. I got the 1208 configuration (webcam, AMD L310 chipset, Windows 7, 4GB RAM) and used it for surfing the web, email, music, pictures, schoolwork, and it did a pretty good job for the first 2 1/2 years.
Summary: I bought an Acer laptop about 4 years ago. I didn't write a review then because it didn't cross my mind to do so. However, now that is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, and will soon need to be replaced, I thought I would share my experience with it.
Summary: I bought one of these new in 2009, and am typing on it right now. I love this machine and am currently looking for another one for when this one does start to have problems. The thing with this model is that it was released with 2 major variants.
Summary: Hardware is great, really small but deilevers a punch. However the mouse pad is exceedingly annoying. I carry my laptop everywhere and don't use a mouse, so this is aggravating. The mouse pad is maybe 1.5 inches by 4 inches and insensitive to touch.
Summary: I actually won this laptop in raffle, but for what the price is on Amazon, it's well worth it. You can't expect a power house of a computer under $500 even from Acer. The graphics card is the ATI Radeon HD 3200, and it's an onboard shared memory card.
Summary: I bought this laptop used for my son for a Christmas present. His sister was given a 5515 last year and I wanted somethign comparible. It is a little timex...it just keeps going and going. Lightning fast internet. Windows 7. I can be happier with its performance.
Summary: I'm not even sure why they call this a laptop because with less than a 1 hour battery life it certainly isn't portable by any means. Also if you have it on standby and not plugged in it will be completely dead by the time you go back to it, even if it was fully charged when you closed the top.
Summary: (This review is written by Sherrie's husband) Bought acer laptop new in may 2010, crashed 6 weeks later. Sent to their repair facility at shipping and packing cost of $38. Got back week and a half later, used 3 days, crashed again. Sent back to Acer at their cost.
Summary: The price is the key. Haven't found a better value anywhere. I received excellent customer service. And it todays times, when you need to buy a new lap top every two years, just to keep up, it is the best choice. This is my second Acer and I am very satisfied, I switched from HP and not going back.