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Pros: For the price its got a decent set up.
A single 8gb stick lets you go to 16gb quick.
light weight for school traversing.
Its not that hard to install a new OS you have to do some work a little.
boot loader is not locked, its just hard set till you remove the HDD that comes with it. Had a SSD spare and replaced the HDD with it to put a Fresh install of windows on it (after getting the product Key that I paid for). Then got a 9mm HDD caddy for the drive that came with the laptop so i could have storage, the plate for the optical drive bay fit on the one I got and mounted nice.
SO get a HDD caddy, another stick of RAM and this will be a great school laptop.
Cons: Couldn't find the product key on any instructions or such, so I used a key finder and got it.
I PAID FOR THE LAPTOP AND THE PRODUCT KEY, I'M NOT LICENCING IT FROM ACER.
It should come with a install flash drive in-case of boot failure, I know they will send one if you complain to CS enough, but Not an issue for me.
The GPU is build in to the board, I know that some gaming laptops have the GPU on a separate card for upgrades, but you can't ask for everything with a under $500 price tag.
Isn't white really out of style, rather have the whole thing black or such like the top and bottom, seams like it cost more to use two colors.
The glass on the screen is unnecessary, just use the matted design it gets less complaints.
Why is it that much more to use a 1080 screen, does it really cost a whole lot more with inflation, those things should be laying around on some back order, feel like it cost more to make lower resolution screens with the way we have phones with better quality that can mach the power of the thing.
And if you are not going to put a optical drive in then leave it as a area for another storage drive, few users even keep disk to use around, and if they don't then guys like me have to buy a caddy for a space that could house another drive + USB ports; or 2-3 M.2 SSDs in that area,
Think ahead ACER that's how you innovate. If you just keep getting paid of to house stock ware, they you will fall to the masses and get forgotten.
Other Thoughts: Great potential if you put another $50-ish bucks into a caddy and ram.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Pros: Great amount of grommets for wire management. The dampeners on the panes make the difference.
If you are looking at the newer version the R5 or so on, this is fairly up to date and will not be any major upgrades on the newer models that make this one truly obsolete.
Cons: Still don't like bottom mounted power supplies main reason, CPU power connectors are always the farthest point form the PSU and if you don't have a long enough connector (common with not modular PSU) then you cant manage that wire around the back side of the case and it feels like its will break.
Other Thoughts: don't get the new one it is not worth its unless its on sale.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works great on the AMD FM2 socket, able the clock an A8-5600k up to around 4.5 GHz with a 4.9 GHz turbo anything higher was not stable for long gaming,
This is still quiet even com paired to the H_50 just a tad bit louder but hardly much, get this one if you even like overclocking or use AMD.
Put this in a Cooler Master elite 130 it almost didn't fit but with shuffling around i made it work.
if you do any build with the elite 130 do the liquid cooler from the start I made the mistake of doing it after.
Cons: Could use an extra fan_to_radiator screws, you can have you fans on this unit but no extra screw come with it to do so, and if you lost some of these screws during installation you are out of luck. (plus washers).
doesn't cool down my R9 290 (joke).
Other Thoughts: tubing is allot thicker than on the H_50, hard to tell from the picture.READ FULL REVIEW