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!!
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