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Pros: Ordered on Thanksgiving got it on Sunday night! Nice fit and finish. Fast for what it is, it's not a powerhouse but it will do nice for a student doing MS Office. Nice buy for $239. Seems to have great battery life.
Cons: No DVD drive, no user replaceable battery, no easy way to replace HD or memory you must open up the whole case.
Pros: Price. Its an ACER. Looks sharp runs smooth
Cons: They want you to have an msn or hotmail account to setup the computer.
Overall Review: Good laptop. Like it alot. Price was phenom for me. I like ACER alot.
Pros: I very rarely write reviews but due to the number of negative reviews on this laptop I have to jump in.
This is a very good laptop for the money. For work and light gaming I've had absolutely no problems with it. Battery life is excellent and it runs cool and quiet.
For the people complaining about the adware I don't know why you are having trouble removing it. Its not difficult.
I did add an Intel SSD to it but that is the only upgrade. SSD's are always worth the upgrade for anyone on the fence. More battery life and the computer runs all around faster.
Cons: None worth mentioning.
Pros: A great budget laptop that runs smooth and handles anything basic as in web browsing, emails, and watching videos. Plus the build quality isn't bad at all for a $250 laptop. seems like a laptop that's worth more than $250.
Cons: I really don't have anything negative to say about this product... but I'm definitely not a fan of Windows 8 start menu. To use to using Windows 7. either way, it's not a big issue.
Pros: nice size?
Cons: Keyboard has 22 keys that did not work. For that reason, it was returned for a (hopeful) refund. Box was not damaged. Notebook looked pristine. Booted up normally. I am at a loss as to how this could leave the factory with so many keys inoperative. QC?
Overall Review: Purchased another brand for fear of the QC.
Pros: I normally use high-end gaming PCs that I build (often with components from Newegg) for gaming, graphic design and loads of other stuff. However, I occasionally have to go on the road and need a laptop. My past laptops seemed to die of old age rather than over-use, so I wanted something inexpensive, with a nice screen and keyboard and good battery time plus adequate I/O ports.
I did not care about a CD/DVD drive as I very rarely use them these days...and, I can read whether one is included or not. Besides, I can always get a USB CD/DVD Combo drive for about $20.
This Acer unit has so far met all of my needs and expectations. It's not lightning fast...but, it's totally capable of running the Office stuff, videos and desktop sharing connections I need when traveling.
As a diehard Win 7 Pro user, I was expecting my head to explode with Win 8.1. It hasn't happened yet but it took me a few hours of swearing to learn all of the shortcuts and workarounds I needed. 8.1 isn't as horrible as I expected but I am still more comfortable with 7...perhaps that will change over time.
I have always hated touchpads on laptops. They were things to disable so you could plug in a real mouse. The touchpad on this unit is much larger than any other I ever used. It has no separate left/right buttons...you simply push down the bottom corners, instead. Like with the OS issue, I am still fond of using a mouse. However, this touchpad seems to be easier and more usable...it's the first one I have not disabled.
Overall, the really nice price, the decent quality and reasonable performance make this a great value for me.
Cons: My only real disappointment is with fingerprints. Even the nicely textured case still shows up fingerprints...even when I haven't been eating fried chicken or ribs...honestly. I don't remember fingerprints as an issue with the old, gray/beige cases on 1980s vintage Compaqs.
There is a fair amount of free stupidware installed. I call it stupid because I never see anything I would really want to use and I never get any free subscriptions for stuff I do use. There was not an excessive amount, but deleting it is a pain, nonetheless...especially one old antivirus software I won't name which seemed to take forever to delete.
Overall Review: None
Pros: For the price it does what you want.
Cons: You have to accept that it doesn't come with a CD/DVD drive or Bluetooth because they tell you that in the specs. What I really am having trouble with is the weird/new touchpad style, which functions more like a Mac than a PC. I don't know if it's designed to work specifically with Windows 8 or make it more like a tablet, but it is really difficult to master. My son seems to be picking it up with use, but it still frustrates me at times.
Pros: Quick shipping as always. Laptop arrived and worked. You get what you pay for for $239.99. Good laptop for kids to do school work.
Cons: No DVD drive.
Windows 8.1 requires an MSN or Hotmail account to set up the computer.