Quality of Acer Laptops

by Kay Ireland

As of March 2011, Acer laptops are generally less expensive than their competition. That is one of the reasons why consumers are drawn to the simple, no-frills machines. But that doesn't mean that Acer laptops are less reliable than other better-known laptop brands. Before purchasing an Acer laptop, ensure that it has all of the features and software that you need in your day-to-day computer usage. You may find that it has just the right amount of features, memory and functionality for the price.

Cost

As of 2011, most Acer laptops are priced between $400 and $800, but you can also find them on deep discounts during the holiday seasons and on sale throughout the year. The relatively low price can lead some to believe that Acer laptops are unreliable or lack basic features, but keeping the Acer brand in the lower-price range helps entice buyers past the less-than-recognizable name and lack of styling. Acer proves that you don't need to spend thousands of dollars to get a quality laptop.

Price

As of 2011, most Acer laptops are priced between $400 and $800, but you can also find them on deep discounts during the holiday seasons and on sale throughout the year. The relatively low price can lead some to believe that Acer laptops are unreliable or lack basic features, but keeping the Acer brand in the lower-price range helps to entice buyers past the less-than-recognizable name and lack of styling. Acer proves that you don't need to spend thousands of dollars to get a quality laptop.

Best For

It's true that an Acer laptop may under-perform for the experienced gamer or techie, warns "Laptop" magazine. An Acer-brand laptop is ideal as an individual's first laptop or a secondary computer to another laptop or desktop. While you may miss the customization options that other laptop brands offer, the focus on 2.5 hours of general battery life, large amounts of memory and general functionality are usually enough to please the casual computer user.

Reviews

Acer laptops are heavily reviewed by industry magazines and websites. In general, Acer laptops garner favorable reviews, although each outlet had similar complaints about the lack of styling and customization. However, high points were awarded by CNET.com, "PC" magazine and "PC World" for various Acer models' keyboards, speed, memory, battery life and general ease of use.

About the Author

Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.

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