Joined on 03/16/03
Pros: Excellent value, runs faster than XP on my P4 3ghz with 2gb ram. This is the best value I could find on the internet. Very pleased with processor and graphics(I'm not a gamer but use AutoDesk CAD) and NewEgg delivery. Mine came with Western Digital hard drive Sony/NEC Optiarc AD-7170S DVD RW drive, MS Works 8.5. Not much Acer bloatware, compared to HP and others. Good keyboard.
Cons: Small low watt speakers run off USB power.
Overall Review: Don't be reluctant to buy a new PC with Vista installed. I think Vista handles memory usage better than XP. Vista's excessive graphics and unneccessary services can be turned off. My Vista looks like Windows 2000. I deleted most of Acer's software. Had problems with two software programs but found solutions. After a few adjustment, was able to image O/S partition with Terabyte's Image For Windows. With regular disk imaging, don't need system restore so turned it off.
FAILED IN 11 MONTHS
Pros: Drive was dependable for 11 months. Was not particularly fast but was satisfactory.
Cons: Drive failed in 11 months. Can't write to or reformat drive. Get message drive is write protected. Can see files on drive but can't copy them. Sent TeamGroup an email informing them of failure. Hope I get another drive soon.
Overall Review: Disappointed it failed so soon. Good thing I back up my backups!!!
BLOCKS GPS & CELL PHONE SIGNALS
Pros: When you want to completely cut off signals to and from your cell phone, these covers seem to do the job. When my cell phone is on and in case it will NOT receive incoming calls. My wife uses one of these to prevent her cell phone from setting off her car alarm, which has happened many times.
Cons: Price increased from previous purchase. Takes extra delivery time to ship from China.
Overall Review: Great product for people who still value privacy.
VERY PLEASED WITH PRODUCT!
Pros: Windows 7 Pro, CPU performance, 4GB RAM works for most needs, clean with few scratches or dents, AMD Radeon 1GB display adapter, 100% operational as tested, no bloatware or more drivers than needed, HDD in good condition, WWAN SIM slot in battery compartment, compact/solid/sturdy/rigid, quiet operation, 6+ year old battery was dead when I got it but it charges and powers system for nearly 2 hours.
Cons: Small dent on top of lid, very small gouge on front plastic edge, battery lasts about 1.5 to 2 hours, somewhat chunky compared to newer models, small screw under slide lock missing from back panel, screen display resolution.
Overall Review: My new 6 year old laptop is in very good condition and is a bargain. This is what I look for when I buy a used/refurbished computer. Came with standard display adapter driver installed but I installed AMD Radeon driver and AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC) from HP driver downloads. Then improved display by customizing CCC and running ClearType Text Tuner. Impressed with seller ability to recondition bare bones computer.