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Acer Aspire A5560-7414 Notebook AMD A-Series A6-3420M (1.5GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6520G 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: somewhat inexpensive. has decent graphics adapter.
Sending your laptop to Acer's repair place is free. You don't even have to pay shipping.

Cons: Acer really should issue a recall on this device.

The wireless adapter stops working, whenever I use the computer for a few hours. The adapter overheats, and then the driver shuts the adapter down to keep it from burning itself.

I've tried to get this problem fixed twice, by sending it to Acer's repair place. They failed to reproduce the problem (because they didn't use the laptop like I do, so it didn't warm up, so it never overheated for them).

I am currently dealing with this problem by setting the adapter's output power to 50% of its maximum wattage (using the driver software features), thereby keeping the adapter from overheating. This is an unacceptable solution, and because it decreases my Wifi range and throughput.

SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
I think the real problem is that this device has a design flaw that lets the laptop overheat, but, only the wireless adapter overheats, because it is not designed to withstand the same amount of heat as the graphics adapter and CPU.

Other Thoughts: Sending your laptop to Acer's repair place is free. You don't even have to pay shipping, but if they can't diagnose the problem correctly, you'll quickly find yourself sending your device to them over and over, while never getting it fixed.

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Collection LED A19 6 Watt Light Bulb, Daylight
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggs Ugly and causes sleep problems 10/14/2012

This review is from: Collection LED A19 6 Watt Light Bulb, Daylight

Pros: It's an LED lamp, so it will be efficient and last a while. The price is acceptable for you and me.

Cons: The color rendering index (CRI) or "color accuracy" is absolutely atrocious. With 70 CRI, you can expect every red color to look brown-grey with this bulb. This is stressful on your eyes and it is unpleasant as a lighting solution. Real LEDs do not have 70 CRI. They have much higher CRI (85 to 100). These are cheapos. Avoid them.

Also, the color temperature, "daylight," (6500 Kelvin) is NOT good for your mental health. If you use these bulbs at night, you will have sleep problems, because this bulb fools your brain into thinking that the sun is still out, even when it's 9 or 10 pm at night. Now, imagine this bulb staying on while you do homework until 1 AM. You are ruining your circadian rhythms. Do not abuse your Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN). You won't like what happens. Believe me. I can't get to sleep before 2 or 4 AM any more.

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Acer Aspire A5560-7414 Notebook AMD A-Series A6-3420M (1.5GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6520G 15.6
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This thing is pretty decent for the price.

Cons: It is heavy.
The drivers for the wireless network adapter and the graphics controller are problematic. I am currently very angry about this.

My network adapter's driver has several glitches in it. Sometimes the internet will completely go out, even though Windows and Ubuntu say it is connected to a WiFi network. At this point, I have to reboot the driver by disabling the network adapter and re-enabling it.

The graphics controller is a pain in the whatever, too. Whenever I resume from sleep mode in Windows, there is a high chance that my keyboard's brightness buttons will not work, so I have to restart Windows just to get my brightness buttons to work again.

The screen is, like most laptops, engineered to have insanely bluish tint. This is most unnatural for your eyes.*

Other Thoughts: * The screens are preconfigured this way because the engineers are all old people whose eyes are yellowing, and they can't see the proper dosage of blue, so they overdo it. I am hypersensitive to the color blue (and colors in general), so I notice this immediately.

I try to compensate for this by changing the color balance using ATI Catalyst's Desktop color settings and display color settings. It is workable.

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Display Name: Ryan J.

Date Joined: 10/30/07

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  • Last Review: 11/19/12
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