Summary: The laptop was delivered within 1 day and arrived in almost perfect condition (bearing in mind it was a refub'). So far it has worked extremely well and quick. For the price bearing in mind the specification this is in my view a very good buy. The only downside to bear in mind it was not supplied with a manual or discs so that must be taken into account.
Summary: Bought this as a backup for my pc as much as anything, I'm not a frequent "typer" so the keyboard works really well in my opinion, some reviews said that they had issues with keys?? All seems ok to me. Took a while to get to me tho' via Leeds, Droitwich, Sunderland then Lincoln and to me so at best delivery was poor but I got it in the end. As for the laptop, it does its job more than adaquately for my own home use. very pleased and it's been 9 mths now. Update 9/12/12.
Summary: I searched through the internet for a laptop that was ideal for our needs and finally decided on this one. i wanted enough ram without breaking the bank and find the 3gb just right for my needs. the processor speed seems fine for everyday use even for video editing and was surprised at the clarity of the web cam the screen is bright and well lit and having a number pad is really useful the battery life is only moderate but soon charges up, i am having to get used to...
Summary: Bought this as a gift for a single mom friend of mine. Excellent laptop, The i3 core processor is a big boost to speed and efficiency in running the softwares. The speaker is the flaw ,which if you use in Skype, you have to move your ear near the speaker to understand conversation. To amend this deficiency and before I gave it to my friend, I had to buy an extra external portable USB powered speaker (Altec Lansing Orbit). Now the sound is super excellent.
Summary: Old pc is now slow and unreliable, so decided to buy my first laptop. I was very confused reading all the reviews on different makes and models and took a long time deciding what to buy, eventually decided on an Acer, and I havn't been disapointed.
Summary: When I first got the laptop about a month ago I had problems with it as it kept on shutting down after half an hour of normal usage. I was assuming that the laptop was overheating due to the fan not working in sync so I checked out the temperature of the processors and my god it was clocking 90 degrees!! I wasn't even using it for gaming or anything just normal internet browsing.
Summary: Bought two of these for my kids. They are the perfect laptop for pre-teens. Not particularly stylish, but can cope with a bit of rough and tumble. Nice big bright display. Nice large keyboard. Rather utilitarian in appearance, but solidly built. Downsides. A single speaker would bother me, but they haven't noticed yet. Usual slog to remove all the crapware from the factory (makes a huge difference to boot time and overall performance).