Acer 17.3" Aspire A.

Acer 17.3" Aspire A.

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The Acer 17.3" Aspire Laptop PC transforms digital entertainment. Features include a cinematic 17.3-inch HD LED-backlit display, Intel dual-core processing performance, Windows 7, Dolby audio enhancement and amazing media features. The Acer 17.3" Aspire Laptop PC lets you fly through demanding applications and enjoy more of your multimedia in true elegance wherever you go.

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Acer 17.3" Aspire A.
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Nice for the price

I bought this laptop on sale last month. I had an Acer previously and loved it but our cat knocked it off the table and broke the screen! I have had good luck with them and their customer service has been great as well. They offered to replace the monitor for 200.00+ but this was an upgrade from my older one with respect for the larger screen and processor. I love it and can watch my movies and other videos with no problems while the wife commands the desktop now! Concerns for most is the size and weight of the laptop. It will not fit in a regular laptop bag but is light compared to the others out there. I had an HP with 17" monitor that weighed about 10lbs and I carried that with my older 15" Acer in the same bag!
Full QWERTY keyboard!Screen is nice!

The best purchase I've made in a long time

This product is perfect for me. I love the widescreen display (I'm a big Netflix user, so it's a plus for watching movies); the sound quality of the speaker is great. The keyboard is very comfortable, and I love the full numeric keypad. The only thing I don't like about this laptop is the multi-gesture touch pad. It was very annoying. However, I was very happy that I was able to turn it off completely. I can't believe that I got this great product for so cheap. I was a little nervous about buying it, but the quality can't be beat.

Excellent Laptop

I own an HP DV6 15 inch laptop that I bought last August and it is pretty nice. Fast, easy to use, lots of memory and ram and it cost me $750. I was getting ready to buy my wife an HP laptop when I happend to see the Acer laptop at Best Buy. My wife wanted a 17 inch display so I was preparing to spend at least $800 for it. So I went to Walmart to see if they had a better price and it was $495!!!! We have had it for a couple of weeks and we couldn't be happier. The 3 gigs of ram is more than enough. The Wifi connected as soon as I entered the security password and has never dropped connection. There is upwards of 1.5 hours of battery power. The display is beautiful and the performance is great. It is also very thin and lightweight. Emails and web pages open very quickly. The 4 USB ports are more than we need. It has HDMI to connect to my flatscreen too (although I am hogging it with mine). It accepts the plugin memory from my Sony camera. DVD's look terriffic, though it's not Blu-Ray. Had I known how great the Acer laptops are for the price I would have never bought the HP.

Acer Support is Awful

I gave this a low rating primarily because of the Acer Support. I bought this product because of the great reviews. Into day 11 of using it the speakers suddenly started to squeal every time I clicked on anything. CD played with the awful squeal as well. I did not want to return it, I loved it. However, I contacted Acer by email, described the problem 6 different times. Every time I received an automated response with "useful" links that had nothing to do with an audio or speaker issue. I finally got waaaay too irritated with the service and support and returned the item to Walmart. Believe it or not after I wrote Acer and told them I returned it and how unhappy I was.....you quessed it, they sent me an automated message, with useless links. Go figure....Before you think fluke experience, or stupid user and discount this, I have been a computer tech for 25 years. A warranty can tie your hands on simple fixes. I am now looking for anything but NOT an Acer. Walmart employees were gracious and polite as always during the return.

Nice product for the price

i was lookin for a laptop and first bought the dell inspirion. 500GB drive and 4GB RAM. it was $640 after tax. and i thought was a decent buy. turned out that the screen apparently had a slight flaw and the backlights on the screen went out. so i returned the dell and got this acer aspire AND A 320GB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE!!! A TOTAL OF 640GB!!!!!! and it only cost me $611 after tax. so i got more memory and a bigger screen for less, and i am very happy with this purchase. just as fast as the dell, and nicer to look at. if you're lookin for an awesome deal at a great price, don't think twice about it. get this one and you won't regret it. i promise!!!

Great Buy!!

Ok, I decided to spend a little of my free time to write a review for this product. I meticulously read the reviews on this site for several brands of laptop computers before purchasing. It was very helpful to me so I decided to pay it foward. I am now on my 3rd laptop. This Acer was my third one. I have previously owned a Sony Vaio, and a Compaq ...both laptops. I was a little worried about buying an Acer too, so I asked a computer tech friend of mine for advice. He told me that Acer has actually been building computer components for other brands for years...and they have a great track record..so they decided to start building their own. Cool I thought..I printed a list of laptops off of this site and narrowed down my options. FACT IS, that no other brand stacked up. The Acer came with good internal memory, a DUAL CORE porocessor..which matters for speed, a webcam, numeric keypad, Windows 7..which is great, a DVD burner, 4 USB's...etc. It was loaded!! No body else had ALL of these items. And it's a Dual Core!! $498..sooo worth it! This computer feels very well made. It's nice and tight, very fast..boots up quickly, the 17.3" display is simply awesome! It's sharper than my TV!! Maybe that's because it's an L.E.D. screen and not an LCD! That also makes for great battery life...Which I'm averaging 3 hours on the reg. performance setting. I got the blue one too, and although it gets a little finger-printy...looks very modern. My 2 year old Sony Viao was a piece of junk let-down. Had the LCD replaced 6 months into owning it, the WLAN switch got loose, it got SUPER SLOW, and it was very cheap and flimsy..this laptop was a breath of fresh air! The big computer companies have nothing to prove, they've got your money..so they can make cheap junk. The smaller guys want to establish themselves, so they are goin to build them better. Give this Acer a chance..you will be glad you did!!
This is a very nice laptop at a great price. You realy get a lot of bank for your buck. I'm using it on a wireless network and it's been performing flawlessly.Highly recommend.

really nice computer

it is a great value and overall great laptop,comes with alot of great features for a low price.i was a little worried about buying a acer laptop but is a very good laptop so far.i have had a compaq,dell,and a hp and this is right up there for quality and performance.haven't had any problems yet.will buy another one soon.

Awesome Laptop

You can't beat this laptop for the price! Its fast, if you have a wireless router already you just turn on your computer and you are up and running! $500.00 for a light weight, Widescreen,full size keyboard laptop.....with a CD burner! Did I Mention....WIDESCREEN....no more looking at tiny little screens for me and the screen quality is excellent! The only con for me is the Multi-touch gesture touch pad. It takes some getting use to so for now I'm using a wireless mouse....works for me!

Smart, Very Smart!

I arranged to have this laptop delivered directlly to my house, rather than ship to store, since we live 16 miles from the nearest Walmart. What a delight to open up the box, and set things up! Everything is so "user friendly." I like all of the features, but mostly I like the finger pad lock button (since I prefer to use a mouse via a USB port).This keeps my cursor from jumping around. I am thrilled with this feature...and everything else about this computer/laptop. After ten years of Dell products, I took the plunge to Acer and never looked back. I didn't realize that the Microsoft Office software that came with it was only for a trial period of time, and then I had to buy this software. But even that has not dimmed my delight with this laptop. I had to be careful to buy the correct size carrying bag...it is large at 17 inches, but I'm lovin' it, can you tell?! Spend the money to get a good, well padded carrying case...you don't want to hurt your new baby in the traveling process!
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