Summary: Years past I wouldn't have recommend the Acer brand, but recently (the past 3 years) I have 5 Acer's (3 netbooks and two laptops) and they have all proved to be very reliable and competent computers. The Acer Aspire V5-131-2680 with Windows 7 64bit is my latest Acer purchase and it operates quite fast for it's size. It actually operates faster than the desktop I built using an AMD Athlon II X2 240 @2800MHz, 4 GB of ram, and 512 GB Geforce 6600 video card.
Summary: Purchased as a Christmas gift for our son who wanted something to carry around to use. Mostly uses our desktop computer but wanted something for his room to do school work & play some games on. Works great & has a good price!
Summary: This is my second Acer laptop purchase since my first one three years ago and the first is still going strong with no issues. So far I've been very happy with this one, and the size is great for sitting and working with laptop in your lap. Plenty of USB ports and HDMI is a must. Processor peed and RAM is just fine email, office apps and online games.