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Very good laptop
on 12 March 2014
I bought a similar one 2 years ago (Acer Aspire 5755G 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)) which has been extremely good to me.
I bought this E1-572 for the wife and it is even better than my old one. Slightly slimmer and lighter despite the rubbish and scant specification details on the Amazon website. In fact I got more information from the Which web site although that model only had 4GB of RAM. This may have improved by now.
At the time I bought this model there were no reviews at all on Amazon so I was a bit wary but based on my experience with my existing Acer Aspire I took the plunge.
Similar to mine the screen viewing angle is not brill - better than mine but nothing compared to a iPad screen (and probably a Mac too). Still fine. It isn't the shiny surface of case that mine has but does pick up a few finger prints but nothing to worry about.
So far no issues - fast and everything works well.
Probably the only minor gripe I have is the touch pad. It is not that responsive to scrolling by sliding your finger down the right hand side. Also allows for 2 finger zooming and scrolling but again not brill at all. I think my old laptop is better for the touch pad althoghI like the rough feel of the new touch pad. This might be adjustable - I will try to resolve it but with a cheap wireless Logitech M305 mouse you would never care anyway.
My recommendation from using my Acer (and I have set the wife's up the same) is change what happens when you close the lid and the power buttons.
Power button - set this to shut the PC down.
Close the lid - set this to Sleep (not hibernate - I never bother with hibernate)
When I finish using it (the new E1-572 or my old 5755G) I simply close the lid. It sleeps. When I open the lid it quickly comes to life although sometimes you need to press the space bar or sometimes the power button. Straight up and running. fabulous.
I only shut down occasionally and when I am with reach of fast internet as you get lots of updates for a few weeks when you first run it.
As for the space bar - it was a gripe on the older models including mine where you sometimes don't hit it hard enough - it hasn't been an issue on this new model to date.
Well made laptop and does the job for sure. Not used for gaming but used for video, photo software, sound editing a lot - no probs.