speed is just fine
by Sweet Kay - 8/7/07 5:05 PM
In Reply to: aspire 5100 by bgennes
No speed issues here - not a dual core processor , but with 2.20 Ghz not bad. Got rid of ALL Symantic stuff (especially Norton Anti- virus, it slows everything down and is nnot even good) and got AVG free anti-virus instead, also deleted all Acer bloatware. Speed is just fine, no crashes, laptop does not get hot or loud (unlike my old Dell Latitude C 640) Dual core is better if you need to work on several things at the same time, not really an issue with internet browsing, watching a video or picture editing - just not at the same time. I like the fact that you can expand to 4 GB, but so far, the 1 GB for my home premium edition is working well.
No trouble with WIFI hot spot connections either, reception is actually amazingly strong wherever I go, but updating the driver is a must!!!
For $500 nothing to complain about. New Acer 5100 does come with dual core processor, but is more expensive!
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