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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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 07/04/2009 by tondon (1 review written)
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2009
Bad hardware, electrical problem, I will never buy another time an Acer laptop!… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/12/2008 by Alexgorama (1 review written)
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 Full Review
Written on: 16/11/2008 by Chris995 (1 review written)
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 Full Review
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 see… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/06/2008
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 23/03/2008 by nite (1 review written)
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 05/02/2008 by sabroos (1 review written)
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 18/01/2008
Wish I had bought an Acer model w/ a smaller screen… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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