Summary: As the in stock options for laptops shipping with Windows 7 continue to dwindle, this laptop shines among the best. I know Acer is a fairly new brand, but the components in it are top notch for the price. If you need a reliable laptop for work or home purposes, this laptop is absolutely for you. Enjoy!
Summary: After doing a lot of research online (Windows 7 vs. Windows 8), I decided to only buy a computer that has Windows 7 Home Premium on it. And Acer is a great brand to purchase, since I've had an Acer computer in the past. The only thing I suggest to anyone is add an additional 8 GB of RAM to it. It makes things fly by a lot faster. I read about the RAM upgrade only as well, and knew that I would have to add the RAM, so that was no biggie. I totally love this computer.
Summary: 1st off let me say this is my 1st windows 7 computer with more then 2 cores. One day in and I'm very impressed. I don't use my computer for much other then watching HD anime (which it handles flawlessly) and making amv's. So I can't say as of yet how the gaming is for this pc. Like my old comp I have a dual monitor set up so while it would be nice if this pc had a dvi for the monitor it's not a deal breaker with just having VGA. The hdmi output more then makes up for it.
Summary: Aspire M3-581PT i3 3227U 1.9GHz First off I did not buy my Acer from here, as I found it almost £100 cheaper elsewhere ! The first thing that stuck me was how thin this laptop is, but at the same time it's still quite heavy at approx 2.3Kgs although all most half of that is the screen (as in the touch-screen version anyway) there is a piece of plate glass in front of it - I assume that is where the touch-screen is held ?
Edit: Buy a Laptop Cooling pad if using for gaming!!!
29 July 2013
Summary: EDIT: After investing in the cooling pad, I found that everything runs smoother. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants a (somewhat) portable gaming laptop. Frankly, I bought this laptop as a cheap(-ish) alternative to getting a decent gaming desktop. As I am going to university in September I hadn't wanted to get anything too big and clunky to take there with me as I was considering moving there at the time.