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This review is from: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition VN7-791G-7484 Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4710HQ (2.50 GHz) 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1
Pros: Great specs, great screen, fast. Hopefully a dream come true. It wasn't :(.
Cons: I've had this thing break twice over the last year. First, it was because of a simple installation of an SSD. Somehow that magically broke the trackpad and caused it to overheat. Weird, right?
The second time, I was gaming on it like a normal person. Everything was properly ventilated because I'm not a dummie, but started getting random BSOD. Random BSOD later became regular BSOD within one day and eventually locked up and corrupted the system mainboard. Well, that's not fun.
Avoid this, avoid anything ACER. This is my second laptop with them and definitely my last. All they create is overheating cheap garbage, despite the two fans. I bet the thermal paste is mayonnaise.
Other Thoughts: Don't buy this or its newer cousin. Don't buy any ACER.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: *SATA (so it replaced an awful 8 year old DVD-RW drive with IDE)
Cons: *NoneREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: *Relatively Large As Far As Computer Monitors Go: The pictures DO NOT do this monitor justice. This thing is PERFECTLY large. I love playing games on this thing - it's so immersive and the colors look gorgeous.
*No dead pixels.
Cons: *Power cable in back is kinda easy to undo.
*Glossy, so fingerprint heaven.
*Gets dust on it really easily.
*Buttons are a bit weird, but they work.
Other Thoughts: I upgraded from a 2003 Viewsonic 17inch 4:3 1280x1024 VG710b. This thing is WAY better than my old monitor!READ FULL REVIEW