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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2012
I purchased this laptop to replace my older Acer model, which is still running fine after 5 years but I wanted to upgrade. This computer is a fantastic choice for non-gamers like me! It has a slim, sleek design (though some might find its solid matte black finish "boring"), plus it has the speed and power that my older model was lacking... not to mention the beefy 500 gig hard drive! Also a plus is the 3.0 USB port, which will certainly come in handy for transferring video files to a flash drive. The standard "chicklet" keyboard is nicely laid out and is comfortable to use, although if you are using a chicklet style keyboard for the first time you may have problems striking all the keys evenly so that all your "hits" register on-screen. Just takes a little practice, that's all. I cannot comment on the performance of the touchpad, as I have always preferred to use a wireless mouse. The 16 x 9 screen is brilliantly clear and easy to read, and the speakers are surprisingly adequate for a laptop this thin (about an inch or so). I'm also pleased that this model contains an optical drive (for DVD's and CD's, but not blu-ray), which many newer computers seem to lack. My only quibble is the absence of a caps-lock indicator light, although when caps-lock is engaged there is a momentary on-screen icon to alert you. All in all, this is a GREAT value for anyone wishing to purchase a new full-featured laptop that still has the Windows 7 operating system. I am highly satisfied with this computer, and I'm sure the majority of average users will feel the same way.