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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 100 reviews.
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Martin, North Yorkshire General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Even though a refurb it was in excellent condition with a new W7 to install/configure. i3 processor quite reasonable. Good value.
Bad points:
Only my dislike of much of what Microsoft does!
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2012

Anthony, London General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to upgrade. nice screen resolution, good speakers, good keyboard, good mouse mat, usb ports hdmi port . fast bootup, card reader, battery easily replaced , but lasts around 3.5 hours.
Bad points:
only 4 GB memory .
Only 350GB HD partition into C: D: There is no need to make such big D:: and slows it down. D: could be partition as small enough to hold the backup windows program and not made so big as to waste space. Most people prefer to work in C: not in D:
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2012

Charlie,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
This Acer laptop is light and packs a punch for the price. I am able to render a 720p video while up loading other videos and listening to music so the laptop is very good when it comes to speed and multitasking. This laptop also have very good cooling.
Bad points:
This is not a laptop for casual gaming as I am having trouble running games from 2005 on medium settings. The DVD drive is also quiet loud upon start up. the key bored is difficult to clean as dirt just falls though the spaces in the key bored.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 May 2012

Greeb, london General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
speed, compact,easy to set up
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2012

Simon, Edinburgh General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Everything
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2012

Peter , Oxford I am older generation

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The overall performance is excellent,speed,fonts choice etc. and the screen size and colours produced on screen are rich and accurate,even when it comes to skin tones,which can be very difficult to reproduce.This laptop was a Xmas present for a young grandchild and she finds it fabulous to work with,at work and at play.
Bad points:
It is difficult to point out some bad points at this time in its life,it is too early,so we will see,but for the age group that this one has to cover and it's hours of use,because of work and play,then perhaps a longer battery life would be very useful,but at this early time in its life that is about all.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2012

Christopher, Somerset General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
It works without any difficulties
Bad points:
In-built mouse clunky.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2012

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