I was lucky to find a nearly new laptop with all of the features that I wanted but that still had XP rather than Vista. This laptop had all the features of a 'NEW' laptop but was far cheaper due to it being factory refurbished.
This laptop worked great right out of the box. The display is beautiful and the keyboard has a good feel. It was somewhat difficult to register because it is a refurbished unit, but contacting Acer by phone did the trick. The packaging could have been better--the power supply and battery were loose in separate boxes (no bubble pack or foam), which were sliding around inside the main box. The laptop itself was well packaged in molded styrofoam. Shipping was fast; less than a week from order to ar