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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2009
I bought this machine based on several criteria: 1) Light weight. It's a nice, full-featured laptop that won't cause me to drag my knuckles while carrying it. 2) Smaller size. I wasn't interested in 16:9, screaming DVD playback, etc. I was interested, again, in reasonable size and weight, not a desktop replacement like my work laptop. 3) Price. I didn't want to pay more than $500 for something that would either die or be badly out of date in a couple of years.

I like this machine. I've had numerous laptops for work from HP (and Compaq), IBM, and Dell. For the money and the features I wanted, plus the ports it has available, I'm pleased. Would I have preferred a better machine with more horsepower and bells & whistles? Sure. But I'm happy, and I'd buy it again.

My only quibbles are: 1) It's light enough (not flimsy; just light) that the bottom of the case rocks slightly when it's sitting on an absolutely flat surface. It's not a problem because the weight of my hands pins it to the work surface as I type and it doesn't rock. 2) The two-speed fan is noisy. The low speed is almost inaudible, but the high speed can get pretty annoying in a quiet environment. And, unfortunately, the high speed seems to be on quite a bit.

This is a much better product than the eMachines eMD620 that I purchased for my wife a few months back.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2009
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I picked this laptop over others because of the bang for my buck. But it is far from the best. It comes with (like every other laptop on the market) a bunch of preloaded software and trial versions. I spent two days uninstalling half of this crap. What really made me mad is that Acer has partnered up with google to help google's launch of "igoogle". It is impossible to go to the regular google website. Everytime you to [...] it will automatically direct you to the Acer/Google igoogle account. There was no way to change this other than to install another web browser, which I did. The laptop is fast, it already has 3 gigs of RAM meaning it can only take one more gig before being maxed out on a 32 bit operating system. The hard drive is already partition (for your convenience) which also made me upset since I like to partition the HDD myself. But for what you pay you get the most powerful laptop out there, trust me I looked everywhere. And don't buy a compact, their total garbage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2009
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I am very happy with this laptop. I read the others reviews about bloatware but wasnt an issue for as since I order an upgraded hard drive and installed a clean win7 image on it. Also the batter life could be better.
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on August 11, 2009
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I like this laptop, really i do, i just have some minor complaints due Microsoft Crappy Vista and the bloatware that Acer includes in this model, but the machine overall is good and well for less than us$ 500. A lot of hard drive ( i suppose they're offering so much of it because all of the programs that comes with it), a lot of memory etc.

Well this is a good laptop, would be better if:

a) The Operating system was other that Windows Vista ( that's a crap of an OS) Vista has failed i don't know HOW many times since i bought this laptop.
b) If this model didn't bring a ton of bloatware, and when i say a ton i MEAN IT!, a lot of games and crappy programs that you won't EVER use in your life.
c) This SHOULD come with the installing cds but NOOOO Acer had the good idea to leave that to you ( I've tried to make my backup twice and burning the second cd the operation failed) --> that's worrisome.
d) I don't like the surface of the laptop, it gets a lot of fingerprints.
e) The heat can get a little uncomfortable if you have it by say ummm 2 hours on your lap.
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on September 7, 2009
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had the laptop for 6 months now. Its beautiful. simple and does what i need it to do..
bad: it contains vista.
When i first got the laptop, it was shint. and blue.. and pretty.. :)
then i turn it on.. took over 15-20 mins to start up..
vista is a real chore. lots of 3rd party programs built in, that slows the machine down terribly!
but after working on it for a day or two.. removing everything and putting all that i need.. it works great.
even installed ubuntu as a 2nd OS on it.. and it works great! no compatibility issues with it as some others may have complained about on other forums.
so if u havent got lots to spend.. and u need something on the go that reliable. this ACER can do... :)
oh.. and the battery lasts about 2hrs.. with average use.. running videos.. much less.. :)
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on May 12, 2013
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The Acer computer was good when it worked to it's best potential. When the problems started with the computer, they never stopped until I had to give the laptop up.
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on September 7, 2009
Love it. Everything they promise and more...the "and more", I haven't quite gotten to yet, not so tech savy.
But all in all it is easy to navigate, boots up quickly and runs quietly. Doesn't heat up as much as my prior computer either.
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on July 6, 2009
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This laptop is perfect for me, works fine with all programs I need to run. Size, presentation and color are great.
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The laptop was new, nicely packaged and sent to us soon after we ordered. ^_^
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