My very first laptop pc was an Acer Aspire because I was impressed with the price. It seemed to be loaded with great features and the price was almost too good to be true. Well, saving a lot of money upfront really backfired for me in the long run because I use my cpu on a daily basis and it was just after one year old that the notebook shut down on me. My computer meant to me what most men's cars mean to them. Somehow the on/off switch completely broke and that was it. Manufacturer warranties only last the first year unless you buy an extended warranty through the reseller. Of course, I did not. Suffice to say this was one heck of an awful experience for me. When the time came when I could buy a new laptop I decided to spend the money and get the very best. I went with the Dell Studio 15. Acer is probably good for those who do not use their laptop as much as I do. I definitely won't take that route again.
Fort Gratiot, MI