Pros: Love the color of the laptop, performance, and keyboard
Cons: Bloatware, pretty easy to remove though.
Overall Review: Some of you guys wonder how does a laptop work SO well on games with shared memory. I will tell you. The one that does all the work is the CPU: AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M 1.5GHz. It's not even called a CPU, NewEgg just put it that way since most people never heard of the APU. But I'm a computer builder, so I know. AMD is the first to ever make the world’s only Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). AMD’s A-Series processors combine dual-core and quad-core CPUs and AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics on a single power-efficient chip to enable premium performance and low power consumption. So, it basically means it's a CPU + 'DEDICATED' GPU all in one chip. That's how you're able to play Diablo III and all those modern games so well, thanks to AMD. It is NOT the same as Intel's integrated graphics, no where close. There's is a bad graphic card, it's not even dedicated and sucks and doesn't work in conjunction with the CPU. So if you're on a budget, ALWAYS go with APU, it's the best.
Pros: Fairly cheap fast little laptop that can handle games at low to moderate graphics settings. Can handle 2 external displays at once (one vga and 1 hdmi). The processor seems to run cool. And the sounds is fair for internal laptop speakers.
Cons: Only has USB 2 and the battery life is lower in contrast to the gateway nv55 series laptop configured with the same hardware.
Overall Review: Great deal for the price. I own the gateway nv55 series laptop as well... I am fairly certain that acer and gateway have merged as a company because the two laptops are identical with the exception of battery and paint. I checked the battery and it fits in either laptop. Very happy with both.
Pros: -Decent battery life (~3 hours)
-Good sound quality
-Better than expected graphics capability
-Easy to use function keys
Cons: -Awful mic (as expected)
-Also terrible webcam (again, as expected)
-Disables the ability to move the trackpad when typing
Overall Review: I was expecting this thing to play maybe some of my games on medium, and that would be it, but it more than exceeded expectations as far as playing games.
Dungeon Defenders - 40-60 FPS; High setting; PP enabled
Team Fortress 2 - ~50FPS; Med/high setting; no MSAA
LFD2 - ~50; High setting; No AA
League of Legends - 60 FPS; High setting (Shadows on low)
As for using voice programs and the sort, you going to want to have an external mic handy. The mic on this laptop picks up every keypress, and is of already terrible quality. Never expected too much from a laptop mic, though.
The webcam is equally as bad. Pictures and video are Pixelated and grainy. Again, though, not using the laptop for video chat, and I have an external mic, so that's not really an issue for me, personally.
Overall, it does everything I need it to and more. I'm happy with the purchase.
Pros: Very sleek, can play most games comfortably, quad core, good speakers, very fast, quite thin, quiet, bright screen, good keyboard with 10-key number-pad, it's the best bang for your buck.
Cons: Bloatware, has two ram slots both of which are taken up by a 2g stick so in order to increase your ram to 8 gigs you have to purchase two 4g sticks.
Overall Review: I sold my older laptop and desktop to buy a powerful laptop, not only did this model meet my expectations, it was $200 cheaper than I planned to spend. I did however upgrade the ram to 6gb.
Pros: AMD A series CPU and ACER nice package with everything you need.
it was less than 400 bucks. so it is a steal. if you are going to multimedia tasks more I would recommend it you play newest game titles with this laptop.
Cons: color is dark blue. keyboard little weird. arrow keys small but for price I can get used to it.
Pros: I mainly bought this for school since the ones they provide are bad.
Okay graphics card
Good battery life
Cons: Slow hard drive
4 GB of ram isn't that much =/
Overall Review: I do infact play games on it and I've bench-marked a few games.
Garry's Mod - High - 40 FPS
Need for speed most wanted(Old one) - Max - 60+fps
Dota 2 - Lowest Settings - 15-20 fps (Unplayable don't buy if you want it solely for dota 2.
Skyrim - Medium - 40 fps
COD 4 - Max - 40+ fps
Dayz - Lowest - 20-30 fps
Borderlands - Lowest - 45+ fps
If you're getting it for school it's perfect for school.
Pros: Relatively good speed and specs for the price.
I loaded ubuntu 12.04 on it with no hardware incompatibilities. Has 3 usb ports.
Cons: The trackpad isn't designed very well and should have been moved slightly to the right. While typing, the lower part of my left thumb will inadvertantly move the mouse cursor.
The instructions could have included a small piece on how I could boot to BIOS (figured it out by going on acer's website).
Its hard drive is only 5400 RPM (would have liked to see 7200), but all other laptops in this price range were only 5400.
Battery life hasn't been 4 hours for me. I've only drained the battery twice so far but both times (while using wireless internet and coding) had only taken it to 2.5-3 hours.
Overall Review: Although there's a few complaints, I'm relatively satisfied overall and would still buy it knowing what I know now.
Pros: I bought this machine while it was $399.99 and for that price I am hard pressed to say you're going to find a better deal. This system runs cool and handles all basic functions a typical home user or student would need, and handles them quite well.
Cons: My only two complaints would be the RAM and the bloatware, but neither of which is enough to really hurt my opinion of the machine. It comes with 2 2gig ram sticks which is kind of a let down, BUT this is easily remedied, and RAM isn't expensive. There is also a lot of preinstalled bloatware on here. I spent over an hour uninstalling and cleaning up the registry, but it was all simple enough to do.
Overall Review: I would recommend this for almost any user. Home and student lifestyle suits this machine well, and while it's not an AMAZING gaming machine, it WILL handle most games on the market with at least medium settings.