Great value for specification. This laptop was everything i had hope for in a computer for this price, it was terrific value for spec.
So far so good, but windows 8 takes some time to get used to (at my age. Smart, fast and keys need only a light touch.
Acer great, windows 8 and other preloaded software awful. Had an acer laptop before and it has lasted me over 5 years and is still as fast as the day i bought it only its starting to get a bit tatty and new games demand more powerful processors etc so decided to upgrade. Laptop arrived and went through windows 8 setup process, heard a lot of negative feedback on windows 8 but i thought i would give it a chance as there was no other alternative anyway. It took a lot of getting used to and i don’t think microsoft did themselves any favours. What made it worse was while googling to try and solve all the problems i kept getting adware and virus alerts coming up which then sent me into a panic, not wanting to ruin a brand new laptop. Deleted all the pre installed crap which was causing the adware. . Still had a few problems with the anti virus program (i think it was mcafee) so uninstalled that and replaced with avg which removed the rest of the adware and trojans. I seen a comment on another review saying it was unfair to comment on the adware as its easily removed but it was time consuming and unnecessary also i think ‘why should i have to?’preload decent software and leave out the adware will leave users far happier and less stressed.
A powerful and very useful machine, with good graphics and plenty of processor speed. My daughter (for whom i bought it) loves it.
Brilliant, powerful laptop, have had it a while now, i love acer very good. I have had acer many times and never disappointed.
Acer Aspire E1-572 15.6-inch Laptop (Iron) – (Intel Core i7 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) : My last 2 laptops were top range dells that had a 5 year + life so it took me a lot of courage to change to acer. This acer was about a third of the price of the dell i was looking at buying at the same time. I have to say i wasn’t disappointed with my choice.Definitely good value for money, i have no complaints about the system, 2 years on and still pretty fast. Being able to show videos off my laptop straight to my smart tv with no cables is brilliant. However the plastic casing has cracked and bits off the corners came off round the charging plug after a few months so not the best for people who travel with it frequently through airports etc. Now when i insert the charge cable its a bit wobbly inside so i think soon this will give-in and break and i won’t be able to charge it at all. So after 2 years and 4 months i’m already looking for a replacement but due to the price i paid i think this is not so bad, especially as it has been used every day. After 2 years the battery charge is also not good but this is of course to be expected with any model.