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Warning: different colours have different speed CPUs
on 1 January 2015
Very good value laptop which looks great (I bought the red one) and runs adequately fast and nicely quiet. But be warned, at the time of writing this review the Amazon web site says that the CPU (central processor) in the Blue and Grey colours are SLOWER than the CPU in the red and black models. ie:
Red and black model:
Intel Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz
Grey and blue models:
Intel Core i3-4005U 1.7GHz
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Back to the red laptop, I do have concerns about the pre-installed software/image. There is an awful to of Acer software that you may not want. Mine also came with an Acer toolbar in the browser and something called Trovi (a browser hijacker) was also loaded into the browser which cannot easily be removed. I read that this may be linked to the Acer toolbar. Trovi is a nasty form of adware/malware. I had to reset the browser to its original settings to get rid of the unwanted additions. I also paid for a copy of Norton Anti Virus and got a trial copy of Malwarebytes. I ran full scans with both of these tools and they reported and deleted a number of unwanted potentially malicious programs. Nice laptop, shame about the software image used. If you get this laptop it is well worth doing a full scan with some decent anti virus and anti-malware software on receipt. It does come with a trial version of Antivirus software which I personally do not think was very good.