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Acer 17.3
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I like the processor they choose, decent sized HDD, good amount of ram with plenty of room to expand. Awesome screen/resolution

Cons: The cons really are basic, first it comes with windows 8 which I can't stand. It is pretty big and can be kinda heavy on your lap.

Other Thoughts: So, in my previous post I mentioned I was going to try and put windows 7 on this laptop. First I want to mention that ACER does not support windows 7 on any of their windows 8 laptops for the most part. With that being said, I still went through with it because of how much I dislike windows 8. I was able to get windows 7 on the laptop, but it was not an easy process, you have to do quite a bit bit of extra stuff to get it on the laptop. All the drivers on ACERS site do actually work for the windows 7 so no compatibility issues there. The one problem is that at times the system can be a bit unstable with windows 7, but it is not super frequent.

I would recommend this laptop honestly it really has the best specs/hardware that you can find in this price range. IF you want to put windows 7 on this laptop just beware that you might have to put a lot of effort into it, and make sure to have a windows 8 backup pre-done. A quick Google search of how to put windows 7 on a windows 8 acer laptop will help guide you through the process.

Acer 17.3
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast, good dedicated graphics card, hi def screen, large hd, expandable slots.

Cons: Short battery life (2.5 hrs really less than that if you are doing anything), 5400 rpm hd, windows 8

Other Thoughts: I bought this laptop, because I gave my mother my old one. It does everything I could want, flawless video playback etc etc. I hate windows 8 I gave it a whirl and it is not for me. I will try to downgrade to windows 7, but its a gamble whether or not you can on any windows 8 machines. Would have been nice if this included 7200 rpm hd or a small ssd but for the price that is really asking a bit much. Plus It has a mSATA slot so I can always add the ssd later. I would recommend it so far, and I might update this if I have problems with installing windows 7. I did not doc an egg for any of the cons mostly cause i knew what I was getting when I bought it.


Derek D.'s Profile

Display Name: Derek D.

Date Joined: 07/15/12

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 08/27/13
  • Last Review: 11/21/13
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