I currently have this laptop, and I have to say, it is by far the WORST laptop I have had. I have endless amounts of problems with this thing and they started only 3 months in, starting with the 'Blue screen of death' which has happened again very recently. It often refuses to open Google chrome and other apps I often use. I look after my laptop and so it should not be doing this, so my advice would be to skip this laptop and opt for something different. Its fair to say that my next pay check will be spent on a new laptop, and I will NOT be choosing another Acer after my experience with this one. Definitely not a reliable model.
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