The Aspire E Series delivers an excellent mobile PC experience for real value. Solid performance, handy multimedia tools, and convenient connectivity make daily computing an easy-going pleasure. The practical yet stylish design comes in various screen sizes so you can choose the model that fits your lifestyle best.
Customer Reviews of Acer Aspire E1-571 15.6" Notebook, Intel Corei3-2348M, 4 GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
First off, let me say that the experience with this laptop has been overall stellar...it is a great buy @ 449 and is pretty darn fast with the Haswell chip they've included...slide a small SSD in place of the 500GB 5400rpm drive and this thing will sail...very pleased... with that said, i ordered this at 449 and got 2 (CAMELCAMELCAMEL)...then once i got them, i realized that i assumed it came with a DVD drive (like most laptops that are not super thin) and it does NOT...i contacted Acer and they said to get an external drive... i did a little more looking and the place for the drive exists...there is a "filler" piece of plastic they have slid in there as a placeholder...i unscrewed the retaining screw on the bottom and slid out the "filler" and shined a flashlight inside to see if a connection exists...it does...the Acer techinician i chatted with refused to admit that i could put a drive in it... GOOD LUCK FINDING A DRIVE WITH THE CORRECT BEZEL...IT'S TOO NEW...I CANNOT FIND SOMEONE SELLING IT ANYWHERE...