Having just bought the Acer Aspire 5750 i5-2430 there's no doubt in my mind I've made the right choice. The setup could not be simpler. There is no heating up underneath like my old HP Pavilion which actually scorched our table. The keyboard is very positive and I particularly like the spaces between the keys enabling you to gently blow away any debris that gets between them. Start-up and shutdown is fast and the rest runs like a dream. Nothing of note in the bundled software. I never install anything anyway unless I intend to use them, otherwise it can be a hell of a job getting rid of them.