- Intel Core i3 370M (2.40GHz)
- 4GB Memory 320GB HDD
- Intel HD Graphics
- 1366 x 768
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- DVD Super Multi
Svelte and handsome, like most Acer products. Reasonably high specs for a laptop at the time, yet also among the most lightweight. Relatively inexpensive.
In the hands of an aging parent this has suffered a shattered LCD and broken screen hinge, each a separate incident. It seems the low price and low weight come at the expense of build quality. The entire exterior is made of flimsy plastic which in most places is simply snapped together, and some of the internals are held in place with only epoxy.
The stock screen is glossy, which looks shiny and clear in a store but in real world use means you need to tilt it at a particular angle to reduce glare.
Keyboard back plate isn't particularly firm, and after a while will collapse inward slightly, causing key-presses to fail to connect.
Damaging the screen turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I was able to replace it with a much more usable matte screen.
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