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... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2010
well, its been 5 years i am using acer aspire 1640. Though speaker and battery have stopped working :-p but apart from that everything have served the purpose more than i paid for.
I am just waiting when this box will die so that i will buy a new one. It just keeps on working :-| good stuff... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2009
The Acer Aspire 1640 has been an amazing machine for me!
I have droped mine millions of times nad It works fine! I have had it for over 4 years and its perfect. the reason you guys are having problams is because you use yours 24-7 and I use mine maybe 2-6 hours a day you are over doing the battery!!!
no I am writing the review from my laptop right now!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2009
The Acer Aspire 1640 series is the worst thing I ever bought. Within a couple of months I had to take it to be repaired under warranty as the mouse pad wasn't working properly. The left button didn't click and the button had to be pressed really hard to use the mouse. Got it back again and the problem reoccurred. Then the connection to the power adaptor broke so that I couldn't even charge it. It had always had shocking battery life so I had relied upon being able to plug it in. Good thing I... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009
My Acer Aspire 1640 has a mysterious green line down the screen, power chord sounds like its going to explode when it's plugged in, very rarely charges successfully when plugged in. only 2 years old. just bought a Dell... never again Acer. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009 by tondon
well, for me my Acer Aspire 1640 never let me down whether in home or aboard. to be honest i love my machine. when i had a heated argument with my girlfriend a year ago i smashed it on the wall. amazing thing is only the battary came off. it took 2 days for me to put my hand on my machine and guess what it was working as it was new. since the time i bought, its running 24/7 nd never made me disappointed. if anyone ask me for the recommendation i definately recommend for Aspire 1640. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2009 by timdogg69er (1 review written)
I have a Acer 1640 and have had no problems the last 4 years i have had this! It runs 24-7 here at home and has been all over the world with me! I drove truck and this used to be sitting on my dash of the truck bouncing around and has never skipped a beat! Have upgraded my ram to the max 2 gig wich is plenty! You want more then get a more expensive laptop! For burning......well i have probably burnt over 400 cd/dvd and it still burns as good as day one. All in all a great lap top and has not... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2009
Bad hardware, electrical problem, I will never buy another time an Acer laptop! (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2008 by Alexgorama
Good Specs for Price, Good Integrated Graphics. Nice screen in price bracket.
Easy to swap hard drive out.
Good size keyboard.
Good power management software.
Dual layer dvd writer a bonus at the time.
Good value laptop, with decent specs for the price.
Plays games better than some more recent laptops in the price range.
Not the most powerful laptop, but can stutter its way through more complex tasks.
Ram upgrade to 2gb will improve performance I think. (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008 by Chris995
The Acer Aspire 1640 series has worked rather well for me the past 3 years that I've had it. The only two real problems I've had is the pathetically short battery life and the power cord connection in the back of the laptop is bad for me (causes the screen to flash when attempting to connect to wall outlet). Therefore I do not recommend the Acer 1640 laptop. (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008 by brokerdelete (1 review written)
I had one issue, the screen went black about 11 months into the 1 year warranty. ACER replaced it and I've had no issues since. I've had the machine 3 years. Had a Toshiba Satellite beforehand and I like the ACER much more. Most notebooks do not have the ability to record stereo (turn LP's into MP3's) and this one does so perfectly. Big bonus over the rest. DVD burns and plays are fantastic. I am just now replacing the battery... it never gave the 2 hours 20 minutes advertised. Anxious to... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2008
It has a big screen and good quality works good when it warms up. Takes a long time to load and dies quickly and flashes when the plug gets loose takes a long time to download and get to websites. You have to wait 5-10 minutes for it to work good. Overall, i would give the Acer Aspire 1640. 6 out of 10 (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008
I got this laptop for my birthday in June with a 1 year warranty. In July of the following year the AC adapter broke and I did not bother fixing it. My Mum brought the same series and after the warranty expired hers also broke the exact same way. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2008 by nite
Graphics not too bad, I have big hands so the keyboard design is ok as I can rest my hands on the machine & not worry about pressing keys accidentally. The main negative point with the Acer Aspire 1640 is I have major issues with the sound, it keeps "stuttering" same with video. had to reload original settings in order to stop. Will not buy another acer product, in fact have told two friends looking to buy laptops not to even think about buying one. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2008
I won this in a competition so it was a good price. But came with a useless amount of ram and had to upgrade. A few months ago its would not turn on or react in any way. I tried everything, and no response. So took it to a computer shop and was told it was a HDD error or coruption or something and would need to pay $$250 for new HDD and labor. So decided to buy my own HDD and do it myself. Upon arriving home my laptop was in its laptop bag and the metal clip broke and the laptop fell from... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2008 by dyna38 (1 review written)
Ii had problem with the hdd so I sent it back, after 3 months I had to do it again the next time I was out of warranty, I got told to bad!
I bought a new hdd and that fixed that problem,
About 6 months latter the dvd burner went cant find one so called acer, what a joke, no credit card no fix!
I have since thanked them for wasting my time and money, well the next thing ill post is this lap top being smashed! (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2008 by sabroos
I personally am really disappointed with the Acer Aspire 1640, its not good at all for me, the battery, the quality of the screen, the memory storage, the keyboard, everything is not worth the money. Infact I cant think of one bad thing to say about it, do not recommend this laptop. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2008
The problems are the software thats loaded on the Aspire 5633.
Combined with Vista I think its useless. So Ive decided after a call to Acer that this thing isnt worth the bother.
I think the Aspire is got to be worth the starting price of 0.99p on ebay if I am lucky for spares. After clocking up just over 32 hours of use.
Good riddens to my Acer laptop. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2008
Wish I had bought an Acer model w/ a smaller screen. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2007
And sometimes when I am using the laptop it's stops working and it is strange because I have to remove the battery and plug it on ac power.And I recommend you not to buy it. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2007 by neonichols
Except for the battery, everything with the Acer Aspire 1640 is wonderful for my use as a management student. However, no way satisfied by the service given. Afteral there's no point having a laptop without a good battery. And because of this, the product failed miserably in my opinion. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2007 by melliexo (1 review written)
I won my acer aspire in a competition so i cannot complain on pricing but what i can complain about is the shocking RAM that came with it. After an hours worth of being on it, it cannot handle 1 web page and 1 chat program(msn) at a time and closes them. Other than that its a neat laptop. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2007 by jainibap (1 review written)
It works great with everything which you might need, but a strange problem has started in my laptop since last 1 month. Whenever you start the laptop on battery its keyboard and touchpad stops working. Then you plug in the power chord and remove the battery and in a second keyboard and touchpad gets activated. And then you again plug in the battery and keyboard is gone. any suggestions why this is happening. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2007 by dondavies
I got my Acer Aspire 1640 laptop secondhand, and it needed the drivers reinstalling. As I am not a technical wizard, I thought I would be stuck! After easily finding the drivers and finding that the parts were widely available, this laptop is as keen as mustard, responsive and reliable. Get one today! (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2007 by constantino305
The Acer Aspire 1640 is OK for quick use, but overall, it is rubbish!! BUT THE COMPANY NOW MAKE REALLY REALLY GOOD LAPTOPS. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2007 by bsol
This is to tell you that Acer is the worst laptop I ever had. I think it must have inferior hardware quality and definitely the worst customer service.
Within a few months of buying the Acer laptop it began to overheat and crash. Since then I have had to send it back six times for repair in the last six months. Every time I send the laptop for repair it takes about three weeks to get it back, of course, with all its problems.
Literally I didn't have a computer for the last six months or... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2007 by rory1234
It is quick and easy to use, and it offers very good wireless. Sadly it has a short battery life.
Other than the battery life, the Acer Aspire 1640 laptop is excellent! I can not fault it, and I would recommend it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2007 by terri20 (5 reviews written)
This Acer Aspire 1640 laptop is great for a back up because it does what you need - Word, the Internet and plays music and DVDs. I agree that the battery life is poor but I don't think I could take it most places because it's quite bulky anyway when compared to others. It was £470 so for the price it's really good because of the hard drive and processor. When you don't have the power lead in the screen dims to save power but still only lasts 2 hours or less. There are quite a few ports to... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2007 by lizgreene (2 reviews written)
I've only had this Acer Aspire 1640 for a week but I'll write another review if I begin having problems. ps How can anyone evaluate value for money if you don't put the price paid for the item? I paid $750 for this - $50 more than my Balance, and I also purchased an extended service warranty for $150, which I wish I'd done for the Balance. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2006 by Roshun (1 review written)
Yes I do recommend the Acer Aspire 1640 (only if you take it with the extra 100gb.)
It truly is a quality product ease of use and international guarranty makes it pleasure to use. (read more)