- Brand Name: Acer
- Color: White
Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core Processor (Up to 3.5GHz); 4GB DDR4 Memory; 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD; 15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED backlit IPS Display; AMD...
I could sit here and write all about the specs on this computer, but they are already in the description, and If you are like me... you don't really understand it anyways.So I am going to tell you what I LOVE about this computer and what I use it for. I am a full time college student as well as a single mother who stays busy. I have previously used a HP All In one computer that I bought brand new a year ago and I hate that thing... It is so slow!!! When I first opened this item, I was just hoping that it would be a little faster! What I got instead was an amazing computer that is faster than I could have ever imagined. Now I don't use this thing for much more than amazon reviews, school work, and papers. But this is exactly what I needed.It navigated quickly between web pages, my Microsoft word programs opens instantly and doesn't take forever to load like my HP does. The picture of this monitor is just beautiful. Everything is so clear. I love that the keyboard has a back light so I can see the keys if I need to take a look at them while I am typing, but the back lights go away after a few seconds, so if you are watching a movie, the lit up key board will not bother you.This computer is so light weight and easy to carry. I love the sleek design of it as well. This would be a great computer for anyone who just needs a basic computer for the internet or spreadsheets. I would feel at ease taking this computer with me to college or sending it off to college with my children, and I wouldn't worry if they had the ability to complete their assignments in school. I am so so so happy with this product!
A very reasonably priced laptop for basic computing needs. The specs that stick out to me for describing this as "basic needs" is 4GB of RAM, and 128GB M.2 SSD. Both are at the bare minimum in today's needs. Cell phones now come with those specs( high dollar ones though..).Seems like one of the goals of this laptop is to keep an aesthetically pleasing design. Just 1 3.1 USB port and 2 2.0 USB ports are included, one headphone/mic jack, 1 slim RJ45 port, HDMI, and power input plug. No external battery.2 things that stuck out to me when I started using: screen and sound quality. The screen is very sharp and high contrast. Black is actually black. Very impressed. I was also surprised by the audio quality. I don't expect much from laptop speakers, especially low priced ones, but was pleasantly surprised on how clear the audio is.The back panel of the laptop does not have any easy access ports to swap out hard drives or RAM. Instead, you remove 10 or so Philips screws to remove the entire panel. I've already swapped out the 4GB RAM stick for an 8GB. Easy enough.The laptop includes an M.2 SSD. The pro to this is you still have the option of adding a traditional sized disk to expand your storage, without needing to worry about reinstalling an OS or attempting to clone the included drive.Almost puked when I thought I was locked-in to "S Mode" When I went to unlock S-mode, Windows kindly directly me to pay >$100 to purchase a license! I was furious thinking this was some new scheme to sell laptops without a full legitimate Windows license and instead lock you into a Microsoft only app store. I forget the exact steps I took, but somewhere I found that there was an error in activating my Windows license, and I had to click a troubleshoot button, then it magically worked and got me out of S mode. Disaster averted.A couple of things that annoy me:-The touchpad feels a little loose to me. Just gently touching it causes it to move and you can hear a plastic on plastic sound, its distracting...-The keyboard backlight turns off after a set amount of time, you must press a key for it to illuminate again. Moving the mouse/touchpad does not cause the keys to light up. You must touch a key. I see the is a BIOS option for disabling the timeout. I've disabled it but it appears to have no effect. It still turns off.-The slim-line RJ45 port seems messed up... I pull the flap down and it does not open far enough to insert a connector. I will probably never use it.. but what gives?
A few months after the purchase....It is still running good and I bought 5 more for my colleagues, so I bought all together 8 machines. My of my colleagues need more memory while some need less. So what I do is, for those who need more, I took the 4GB RAM out from their machine and put it in the machine of the colleague who needs less. So 1 machine got 2x4G running in dual channel with identical RAM and install a new 2x8G for the original machine. To be honest, difference for 4 to 8 is high, but little difference from 8 to 16. So those in a tight budget can save your money._____________________This laptop is great. For this price, there is nothing to complain.I use this for basic computer needs at home. What I will do with is just Office, surfing, youtube, netflix. This computer handles it really well, all very smoothly.What I like most is the screen. It is IPS. At this price point (310 for me), most laptops are bundled with TN display, which be honestly is a deal breaker. The screen here is gorgeous. I do not see much difference to my gaming laptop which cost me thrice. Sound is good, keyboard design average. I don't like the small num pad. Some people complained on the backlight, but I don't need this function. But the num lock indicator, however, is important but wasn't there.On the spec, there is just 4G of RAM. You can, however, upgrade it easily. There are 10 screws at of back. Open it and you can add another slot of RAM and another HDD. My recommendation, upgrade to 8 or 16G and add another SDD drive immediately after the setup is done as 128G storage will not be enough. For gaming, I am yet to test it, but at 310, don't expect anything.Ar.. the Windows S issue, google Windows S Switch and you will know how to change it back to Windows 10 Home. It is just a few clicks and a few minutes. Everyone can do it.After all, a great computer. My family members ordered 2 when they see mine. Highly recommend.