Written on: 25/06/2012
I've had this laptop for quite sometime and it has worked it's way through out these years but now since the battery's dead I constantly have to make sure that my system doesn't overheat so most of my programs don't crash in the making but I'm soon getting a replacement battery, hopefully one with a longer battery life, so that should resolve the problem. The laptop is VERY durable and rarely breaks, I have a chip in the back of the screen where it turns to open and close but it still runs perfectly fine. Overall the Acer Aspire 1640 Series is a fine laptop but Acer could have done a better job with the battery and maybe a better fan for the system so that it doesn't overheat as easily as it does. I would not recommend this laptop to anyone other than those who wish to do some extensive hardware updates and changes, but if you do buy this laptop I would recommend getting a replacement battery, a good antivirus program (maybe AVG or Avas NEVER Norton, they create their own viruses), one of those portable cooling fans that you can leave on your lap, and a backup mouse cause sometimes the mouse just spazzes out.