Since I can’t stand being chained to a desk all day long, I’ve always preferred using a laptop to a desktop computer. This allows me to easily take my work with me wherever I need to go, whether it’s across the living room or across the country.
I never have to mess around with thumb drives or transferring files to make sure I have what I need on a particular machine. I just toss my laptop into a bag and head out the door.
Right now I’m in the market for a new unit to replace my four-year-old model. I’ve been hearing and reading lots of good things about Acer notebook computers, so I’ve decided to check out this brand a bit more. I’ve never owned something from this manufacturer, but they’ve been around for a long time and have developed a good reputation over the years.
I know Acer notebook computers are generally considered to be a great value for the money, but frankly I’m more interested in performance than saving a few bucks. How do these laptops stack up against other brands?
Very favorably, as it turns out. For example, the Aspire line features some of the best Acer notebook computers currently available. These notebooks are cheap, but come with specifications that are suitable for my purposes, such as the latest Intel processor, Windows operating system, 3GB (or more) of memory, and a very spacious 250GB hard drive.
Moreover, many of the models in the Aspire line are thin, light, and sleek, which is definitely the trend these days. Plus these Acer notebook computers often cost less than comparable offerings from Toshiba, Sony, Dell, and HP.
Granted, this type of laptop might not be the best for gamers or those who are heavy users of graphics programs, but neither of those labels applies to me, so I shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
There is a vast lineup of Acer notebook computers for today’s consumers to choose from, so I’m sure it’s going to take me some time to read through all the specs and reviews for each one in my price range.
But I don’t mind putting in the extra work because I realize that’s all part of the process of making an important purchase like this. I use my laptop each and every day for work, which means I need a reliable, functional machine that performs as expected with no breakdowns. If it takes me a few weeks to find the perfect one, so be it.
Anyway, I know there are some people out there who balk at the very notion of buying anything other than a Mac, but I’m not one of them. While it’s true that I do place a premium on performance, I’m not willing to spend three times what I have to just to get an Apple logo on my machine. It looks like Acer notebook computers can do what I need at a fraction of the cost, so I’m planning to give this brand a try.