Written on: 01/09/2012 by simpy3
The Acer Aspire has come in a few different options and of which, mine started off with an 80GB HDD, 1.86Ghz Intel Celeron, 1GB RAM and Intel X3100 graphics chip. Since then, it's been boosted to 3GB RAM and 2.00Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo and has a 5200mAh battery which boosts from the original 2 hour max to 4 hours. The laptop's standard spec is good enough for everyday computing and get's the job done with littlery effort. But if you're looking to have lots of applications open or intend to do... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2012 by brendanH
I got this laptop for christmas 2011 it was my aunties one until she got a new one, it works realy well does everything i want it to, also it can make cds. the things i dont like about it that the battery doesnt last very long and it doesnt have a webcam so i got a webcam for it, over all the laptop is good for facebook, skype and youtube. (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2012
I've bought 3 of these computers now and each of them have had a hard drive problem every time..... When you buy it its fine for the first few months but then I just ran into so many problems with it and as a result have lost all my work and memoriable photos/videos I cannot get back. I would definately say do not get this laptop!!! (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2012
I bought mine a few years ago new for £299. No complaints at all. It came with vista, which i found very reliable. Since vista is going out soon, am banking XP pro will keep getting support from software manufacturers etc since so many people use it, so going to put in larger disk and install XP Pro. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2012
of common faults. mine wont run from the battery that is to say it wont charge the battery. these laptops have internal motherboard faults which cause them not to power up. i would reccomend you place it on a large book or so so the vents are not blocked! i cleaned the fan a year ago but its worth saying there is no smokers in our house so maybee that is why others are heating up. the day i got this i had vista removed and xp put on. best move i ever made : this laptop is used daily and... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2011
this laptop comes with windows vista, uninstall it pronto, xp or win7 is a safer bet, upgrade the memory to 2 gig and you have a powerfull laptop on your hands, battery life is extremely poor, screen is one of the best, but the inbuilt graphics are not good for gaming, i use for mixing music and its performed really quite nicely, on the overheating problem, just go to the acer site and download the Epowermanagement file, cause after installing a new os it will be missing, standard windows... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2011
pople are having problems with acers sort your drivers out then over heating wont happen if your using a wirless dongle at times it will show low on vertual memory download windows clean up from tucows free and run it every time befor you come off line i love acer computers plug and play friendley as some top brands struggle if you have any problems take it to some one that knows what they are doing and dont think they do thats the biggest problem regards from Dean (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
I owned this laptop for only 5 months and closed the top down and the next day opened it and the screened was cracked above the right hand hinge. Was told it was not covered by warranty. This is a real disappointment in this product. Wouldn't recommend or tell anyone to buy this brand ever, ever, ever. Didn't stand behind their product. B.C. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2010 by tom mcshane (1 review written)
I have mixed feelings about the Acer 5315.Ive had it for about 3 years.It was considered fairly good at the time,it has a 80g hard drive and one gig of ram and although there was laptops more powerfull and with bigger hard drives at the time it was probaly the cheapest compared to others with the same spec.Ran with no problems for a while but like all laptops,its only getting slower.Havent had any problems whith the keyboard exept the d key which occationaly lifts up but it is 3 years... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2010
More Than Brilliant This Laptop Is Well Recommened :) Good Everything (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2010
It's a complete piece of junk it worked for a whole year. as soon as the warranty expired the computer started having problems with overheating. it shuts down randomly during use and the company isnt interested in fixing or replacing the computer. don't buy acer! (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2009 by vickidavies (14 reviews written)
Basically the laptop comes with 1GB memory and 80GB hardrive. It has a 15'' screen and built in wireless technology.
My laptop came with windows vista , fairly drastic changes from XP but one you get familiar with these changes.
Also installed when you purchase this laptop are the microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, etc) but they are only a trial version, and I think you have to buy the full version. If you don't want to buy the full version tho, there are very similar Microsoft... (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2009
I wouldnt recommend this laptop to anybody. I have had nothing but trouble with it from the start. It over heats and turns off very easily as the fan is no good on it. The laptop is easy to use, but it is definatley not value for money. Anytime it is on my lap it overheats very quickly. The battery life is very short too. definatley a badly designed laptop. As the laptop was a new design when i got it, there were unfortunatly no reviews on the laptop. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
I can't believe all the negative remarks, the only negative thing I have to say about it is windows vista installed , but that's easy fixed go back to XP and the thing flies, one the easiest laptops to upgrade I am now running a core 2 duo in mine and 2 gig of ram.I have an N series wifi card on the way to upgrade the wifi in it (although the original wifi is excellent).
As far as no recovery disks, there is a recovery partition which will reinstall the machine back to factory setup and will... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2009 by LUKE73 (1 review written)
I bought this Acer Aspire 5315 laptop from PC World as refurbished and had trubble from the start it would not start and just came up with loads of words and nummber so i called them on the £1.50 a min nummber where the customer service was OK! they sent me another one what had the same problem so i called them again on the £1.50 phone line what they keeped me on there like half a hour and got a Refound for it. Now i have got a dell Inspiron 15 from Dell.com this it the link to it. I have... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2009 by cazzface (1 review written)
This was my first laptop...and I have to say that overall I've been happy with it...or at least I was until a few months ago. The screen is pretty big and very clear and it plays all my films and everything fine and the wireless never fails.
Here's the problems...
There is nowhere near enough memory on this laptop, I have the 1gb 80gb model and I can't play any games on it without them freezing or crashing and I don't have enough memory for all my music etc.
It also takes and AGE to load... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009
Really good value, easy to use, set up was simple, I bought an Acer Aspire as my 1st lap top before I went to Uni and it has served me perfectly.
As things got easier I have bought an external hard drive to put all estra stuff on.
This is a perfect laptop for a student staying away from home for the 1st time, doing general assignemnts etc; anything more complicated and a more robust model is probably advisable. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009 by scotty12 (1 review written)
My Acer Aspire 5315 keeps crashing and dont get any help from acer or comet where i bought it just over a year ago. (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2009 by fasted123
Generally a very good laptop, found that with a price tag of 265 GBP you were certainly getting your money's worth with the Acer Aspire 5315.
More than enough DDRAM for a basic laptop.
Screen graphics very clear.
Battery Life was good. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009
Affordable laptop, chunky, but strong. Easy to use, good starter laptop for students. However, It won't work after 13 months. Acer customer support are not interested in reparing, advsing best to take it somewhere local. Very poor customer service. 1 month outside warranty and it doesn't work! (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2008
Not worth buying as it has discouraged a beginner from learning owing to the erratic curser problem from NEW! My relative had this for a gift.It has been and still is a total nightmare as the curser causes emails to disappear,sends them in the middle of writing them,jumps from a task to another and takes hours to write anything as it is all incorrect.Keep clear!! (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2008
It is good for running my disco from virtual DJ, keeps on running and running V-fast.
2.13GHz cpu celeron 2 GB ram vista basic
Its one of the best laptops I have experienced and I do well recommend the Acer Aspire 5315. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2008
I've had this laptop for about 9 months now, 1GB 80GB Version. Its reasonably quick, but doesn't load quickly when first switched on. The LITE-ON charger that came with the laptop got broken within a couple of months, just be careful the wire isn't pulled. Its now running from a Trust universal laptop charger which is very chunky. The laptop is quite chunky and heavy compared to some, and gets very warm when on my lap. The wireless is great, never failed, the only thing is all the Vista... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2008 by dmitcalf (1 review written)
Budget laptop but has a very good display which is bright with good colour depth and contrast. Solidly built it looks quite stylish and is not heavy despite its size. There are some really good deals around . Asda have it at £240 and I know you can cget it some places under £200! Well recommend the Acer Aspire 5315. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2008
For those of you who have a good working model, enjoy! I found it to be a complete pain and waste of my time and was only glad that I'd bought it direct from Asda who I could return it to without fuss. (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2008 by jayg86
Good for the students who are on a tight budget. Not for gaming. I don't know much about computers. I've had my laptop for about 6 months and it hasn't given me any problems. Definitely not a gaming computer. Perfect for students- affordable and works for school. (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2008
In my experience...
-No system restore discs included
-Touchpad is unresponsive
-The display on mine has whole colums of dead pixels
-Fan is loud
-Wont boot with an external monitor attached
-It destroyed my external hard drive
-The lid/screen is like a piece of stale cardboard to open
-Heavy too in my opinion, therefore I do not recommend the Acer Aspire 5315 laptop. (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2008 by darthvader0 (1 review written)
very good screen, easy set up, good battery life, great value laptop, ideal as a first buy, i saw it advertised at £279 in asda, went to get one and was charged £247, great deal (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2008 by eddie 0101
Overall, the Acer Aspire 5315 is a good laptop. I would recomend for family use however I've not used it for business purposes yet but will find out in very near future. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2008
Very affordable and easy to use plus not overkill like many other bloated computers. Solid in every way plus great screen.
If it wasn't for the lack of recovery disk I would say that this is an incredible deal, but it's still a very good value for your average pc user. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2008 by Cyreath
Overall I like this system as it has a balance of what I need. A largish keyboard and screen. Dual partition drives of 32GB so I can have one for work and the other for study, thereby giving me one laptop for two things.
I regularly use it for listening to music, creating podcasts, presentations, newsletters and other documents with no problem.
My system has Win Vista Basic, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Intel Celeron 1.73GB and a 15'' screen. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2008 by mark19761997 (1 review written)
Unfortunately I bought the older version of this the Aspire 5315. It only has 512 MB of RAM, an 80 GIG HDD and no built in web cam
but Its nice for its money and i did get it with about 25% off the RRP
It looks good, casing also feels like it could take a hard knock or two and survive.
It has a very nice screen, its bright, clear, sharp, the colors are very strong and natural.
Vista was ever so slightly choppy with the 512 of RAM but i upgraded it to to 1.5 GIG, that i installed my self... (read more)