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This review is from: Acer Aspire V3 V3-551-8442 AMD A-Series A8-4500M (1.90GHz) 4GB Memory 750GB HDD 15.6" Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Pros: First and foremost, shipped with Windows 7, not that 8 garbage. Has a quad core processor. 750 gig hard drive. Didn't have to change any bios settings to set up a dual boot with Mint 16. Thankfully, this model had the Atheros wifi card and not the broadcom. Broadcom linux drivers are spotty at best. Also nice was the touchpad being Elan and not Synaptics for the same reason as the wifi. I did upgrade the memory from 4 gigs to 8 and was pleasantly surprised to find that I only had to take out 2 screws to access the memory, hard drive and wireless card. Will be nice later on when I upgrade the drive to ssd.
Cons: Only a few: For some reason Acer did not include the AMD ahci driver, just the generic Microsoft one. Went to Acer's website and there was was no ahci driver. I do know that many manufacturers bundle the chipset drivers with the video driver so I downloaded the newest video driver. No ahci driver in there either. Had to go to AMD for the driver. Not a big deal, but definitely something I shouldn't have to do a new laptop.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good laptop. Cost a little more then I wanted to spend but finding a laptop with good hardware and Windows 7 pre-installed now a days is almost priceless Would definitely recommend this laptop.
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