I agree with your post. This laptop is not a powerhouse gaming laptop, but for the average person, this is more than enough speed and power to take care of computing tasks with ease. I have also noticed the keys sticking a little, but then I noticed the same problem with my Mom's Compaq laptop as well. Maybe it is a laptop design issue or something in the OS?
There is not much software that comes with it, but then again, I don't need trial software that I will have to buy to get the full use of, and I also don't need bloatware. The speakers on this laptop are a little pitiful; they don't give powerful sound and the audio is a little metallic sounding. But for the price, I can't really complain. I think that this is the least expensive laptop that runs Windows Home Premium that I know. Overall, I really enjoy my Acer. I like the no-nonsense utilities that come with it; you can change the boot order right from within Windows! GridVista is pretty cool, too, and the Wi-Fi antenna is really amazing. I can pick up my neighbor's wireless networks!
My three qualms with this laptop are that first, the bottom of the laptop by the left side gets hot if you leave it on for an extended period of time. Second, if you turn the volume up high, and your hand or the cover of the laptop comes over the left speakers, you will hear a deafening high pitched noise. Third, if you run the laptop on just battery power, you will hear a high pitched noise that is faint, but discernable, as well. That is the most annoying problem that I have with this laptop. But for the price, I really am not going to disown it over that.
I love the size and the features packed into my Acer. Overall, a great value for the price, despite a few quibbles.
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