Decent laptop, light weight, but it's seems like it has some issues after 3 years of use
30 October 2013
Summary: If I reviewed this earlier I probably would have given it 4 stars. After 3 years of use there is a green line that shows up in the middle of the screen. I've read forums online that this seems to happen with other Acer products. Probably won't be buying another Acer after this laptop.
Summary: The computer worked fine while under warranty. However, after 1.5 years the motherboard gave out on it and it will no longer power up. Replacing the motherboard is a $400 adventure....time for a new computer. You can bet it will not be a Acer. I am not exceptionally hard on my electronics and expect them to last about 4-5 years not 1.5!
Summary: After 20 years of buying computer and computer products this is hands down the worse and most loathsome experience. I purchased the Acer Aspire TimelineX after several weeks of research for the best laptop in the $600-800 price range. When it arrived I thought I had found the perfect computer. Then 3 months later, the laptop wouldn't turn on. I tried all the tricks but none worked. I spent 3 hours on hold or fighting through the Acer customer service phone tree.
Summary: I wish I could give ZERO star to Acer. I bought this PC in March 2011. After a few months, I had to send the computer to Acer four times for repairs. The problem has always been the same: system freezes on startup, and often while using the computer.... usually on the 2nd or 3rd day after completing various Microsoft Updates. First they replaced the harddrive. The computer continued to freeze at every start up. The second time, they replaced the memory.