Are Acer laptops any good?

Been looking for a laptop for £400 or less and Acer seem to have the best specs for that range. What is the build quality like and do they have a good reputation? Anyone got any advice on which is the best make or model to go for?


  1. to be frank; no. acer may have good "specs", but all of their hardware is of less quality, which is why they can be the cheapest, while still having the same specs. if you think of a laptop like a bed, then you will always be willing to spend 100-150 extra to get a better brand name. you wouldnt go out and buy the cheapest bed you could find. you sleep on it and use it every day of your life and it has to be comfortable or else it really affects your entire life. a laptop will become so important to your everyday life, that it may take 6 months or a year, but you will eventually regret getting a cheaper one that looked good at the time.

    and yes, it may be true that SOME people have an acer for 4 years with no problems, but as a WHOLE, it isnt worth taking the risk.

  2. Lady Carole says:

    I`ve had my Acer Aspire 3680 for 4 years now, heavy every day usage, with no problems. Cost me around £300 – £400 as I remember, from Comet.

  3. peardrop75 says:

    I’ve had one for seven years and it’s still working OK

  4. Well my sister bought one and the display suddenly stopped working for no reason and apparently that’s a common problem for Acer laptops so I’d probably have to say no.

  5. JonasKidSarah says:

    no they arent that good to be honest.
    i’ve had 2 and both have been slow.

    fujitsu siemens are best

    hope this helps

  6. I use one every day for work. It’s been great for the last two years – no problems at all.

  7. yes yes.. Acer laptops are quite good…. i work as a computer and electronic salesman….
    Acer laptops have made there mark over the past 6-7 years… as compared to when they first came out they always has problems… now they are one of the best on the market.

    Better then Dell…

    for £400 you came get a descent core 2 duo like the Acer Aspire 5738… with specs 15.6 – Intel Core Duo, Pentium, Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo – 2, 2.2 GHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.13 – HDD: 250, 500 – RAM: 4096, 4 GB, 3 GB

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