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Acer Aspire 1 A114 32 C1YA 14 Full HD Intel Celeron N4000 4GB DDR4 64GB eMMC Office 365 Personal Windows 10 Home in S Mode

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.9
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
133
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
2.6 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Dual Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
LED
TYPE

Review Summary - 124 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Price
 22
money, laptop, waste, worth, value
+77%
-23%
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" ...  You really can't beat it for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great computer for the price  ...  "
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" ...  It's OK for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The price of $200 WAS good, if only it would finally get here. ... It has the feel of a Macbook at a quarter the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  I think this is value for money.  ...  "
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" ...  (There are other computers in the price range with better specs - but the Acer works for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly decent value for money.  ...  "
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Display Clarity
 21
display, laptop, black, tasks, screens
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Lightweight, excellent battery life, screen is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen size and clarity are good, the picture is clear on photos and videos - my son watches A LOT of YouTube videos so I can personally attest to the screen clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  Great1080 hd screen.  ...  "
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" ...  This is very good computer for its budget price, good screen nice bult quality i bought this for someone else but the use is unique for people who has business like work on the office, normal daily tasks, read emails, watch YouTube or netflix, sorry for gamers because this is not intended for that, but if you are in college and need a good laptop you got a good one in here  ...  "
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" ...  It's one of the few remaining "matte display" laptops which I prefer.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is also ok, and with a 1080p resolution, although it could be brighter, and have richer colors.  ...  "
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" ...  Good screen display pretty light weight and keyboard is fine.  ...  "
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" ...  As many have mentioned, the biggest draw back to this laptop is the screen quality and the storage space. ... As for the screen, there's not much you can do there. ... Since graphics is not going to be an important task on this machine, the screen is going to be adequate for most tasks. ... Really the only time that I notice it is when I'm trying to share the screen with someone next to me.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 21
windows 10 home, microsoft, computer, acer, windows
+62%
-38%
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" ...  For the price this has been a great computer.  ...  "
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" ...  At this price, we can’t expect amazing, but the Acer Aspire 1 is a decent laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great little computer.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a real laptop, not a Chromebook, which is what I was looking for.  ...  "
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" ...  At this price range I believe it is a great starter or light-use laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this little laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  But this can be overridden and Windows Can be upgraded to Windows 10 home for free.  ...  "
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" ...  The computer works fine.  ...  "
Software Platform
 14
apps, microsoft, store, mode, windows 10 home
+64%
-36%
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" ...  After booting the device and logging in (using a Microsoft account, not a local account) I upgraded Windows S to Windows Home. ... Windows 10 Home supports Office 365 and 3rd party software. ... Before I installed more apps, I removed a BUNCH of apps from the original Win 10 install - the machine comes loaded with "Bloatware" from Microsoft. ... There's a registry hack that kills ("murders" might be a better word) Cortana and limits searches to the local machine. ... If I need to search the web, I use Google (or some such) ... Once the hack was in place, the search bar works nicely. ... You can search the web on how to disable Cortana. ... Windows 10 Home can unlock Bitlocker drives. ... Email and Office apps run well  ...  "
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" ...  All software was easily downloaded at start up and the computer was ready to use within 30 minutes of taking it out of the box. ... Pros: This is not a Chromebook product, most inexpensive options were Chromebook and this is a standard PC that uses Windows. ... After set up, you can easily link this PC to your other Microsoft/Windows products (like Xbox, or other PC's) with your Microsoft Log-in information. ... The Microsoft Office will need to be renewed which will be an additional cost after the 1 year subscription.  ...  "
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" ...  It runs Visual Studio Code with a dozen Chrome pages and LibreOffice open no problem. ... If you want to watch some YouTube or Netflix, it does that nicely too. ... Chrome opens in less than 5 usually. ... I also have Linux (Ubuntu 18) running in dual boot. ... In order to run third party apps like Chrome, or LibreOffice, you have to switch out of S Mode. ... You will then have a regular version of Windows 10 Home for free. ... If you need Windows 10 Pro, you will need to purchase the upgrade from the Microsoft Store, which is $99 at the time of this review (11/9/18).  ...  "
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" ...  The Acer Aspire 1 is the Microsoft answer to the continuing onslaught of affordable Google Chromebooks, featuring decent specs, at a downright affordable price. ... However, this is easily remedied, and it is a free upgrade to Windows 10 Home, which then allows any Windows program to be used, and is recommended to intermediate and advanced users.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for every day use - surfing web, watching Netflix and creating PowerPoint presentations.  ...  "
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" ...  Runs my software (Primavera) without any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I found that the 'bloatware' on this was far less and much more manageable than other laptops i've gotten in the past from the likes of DELL, HP, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I would have given it 5 stars but I haven't figured out why it won't let me download the chrome browser.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 12
week, two, times, started, screen
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I have had two of these within the last two weeks and both failed within seven days.  ...  "
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" ...  Computer glitched and wouldn’t work a week after purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe I got a lemon?  ...  "
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" ...  It have a damage in main board, so I have to wait more week .  ...  "
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" ...  Too bad it’s junk.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased this product last week and it is showing a blank white screen and not booting up.  ...  "
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" ...  I called five times. ... Three times I was disconnected.  ...  "
Overall performance
 10
computer, tasks, speed, slow, n4000
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Runs my software (Primavera) without any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  But for me - $250 for a serviceable laptop that can do what I need to do w/o fuss rates 5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  We own 2 of these laptops and they do the 'job'.  ...  "
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" ...  Processor is fast enough to do normal day tasks, like browsing, e-mail, pdf etc .  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted a computer to do simple tasks.  ...  "
Apps
 8
store, mode, microsoft, windows 10 home, office
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Windows 10 Home supports Office 365 and 3rd party software. ... Before I installed more apps, I removed a BUNCH of apps from the original Win 10 install - the machine comes loaded with "Bloatware" from Microsoft. ... Windows 10 Home can unlock Bitlocker drives. ... Email and Office apps run well  ...  "
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" ...  I would have given it 5 stars but I haven't figured out why it won't let me download the chrome browser.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for every day use - surfing web, watching Netflix and creating PowerPoint presentations.  ...  "
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" ...  However, this is easily remedied, and it is a free upgrade to Windows 10 Home, which then allows any Windows program to be used, and is recommended to intermediate and advanced users.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want to watch some YouTube or Netflix, it does that nicely too. ... In order to run third party apps like Chrome, or LibreOffice, you have to switch out of S Mode.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
daughter, school, old, laptop, got
+100%
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" ...  I have a middle-school aged child and as he gets older, more of his school assignments are done online.  ...  "
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" ...  You get what you pay for, but for students like myself this is perfect for taking notes, working on assignments, and I can even play some lower end games on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave it to my daughter for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice laptop for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  My 14 year old son uses it for schoolwork and its awesome!!!!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great laptop for kids or people who need something to browse on for a cheap price.  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
plastic, like, good, build, yet
+71%
-29%
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" ...  It's light, hopefully will be durable.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fairly new so I can't comment on durability yet .  ...  "
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" ...  Build: Cheap plastic but honestly for the price, it's good enough.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of video are superb and it been dropped at least once and no cracks and dents.  ...  "
Battery Life
 7
life, screen, far
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Lightweight, excellent battery life, screen is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery lasts forever, like 6 to 8 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  battery life so far is ok.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life: It's honestly pretty good, it'll last you more than most laptops.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life better than expected.  ...  "
Keyboard
 6
though, screen, price, good, fine
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Around Thanksgiving, my Acer laptop (a different version) had an issue where the screen was no longer operating even though the keyboard was. ... It just completely stopped responding event though the screen and keyboard were fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I already had to do the Fn F7 thing to get the cursor back  ...  "
Memory
 5
storage, usb, space, ram, memory
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The set up was easy and contrary to some reviews, the set up DID NOT use up all of the available memory on this PC.  ...  "
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" ...  64gb of storage, 4gb of RAM, Windows S. ... (Edit 2/23/19): I added a 64 GB USB drive and moved my 2 GB of data onto that.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with a small hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  The first is the “hard drive” which is 64 GB of eMMC memory, which is a cousin to that flash card in your old digital camera, with speeds more akin to a mechanical hard drive than an SSD.  ...  "
Mouse
 5
pad, works, well, still
+40%
-60%
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" ...  the battery runs hot than normal, the touch mouse pad is very flimsy.  ...  "
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" ...  It will not work without a mouse so I ordered one .  ...  "
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" ...  Come January, this Acer Aspire laptop's mouse pad randomly decided to stop working. ... However, it is slower and I cannot scroll by using two fingers on the mouse pads anymore.  ...  "
Returns
 5
replacement, one
-100%
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" ...  Both courtesly accepted for return by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  that's me not wanting to have to deal with returning the thing I guess), but then it shut off AGAIN.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Had ro return it because it was defective  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it and ordered a replacement, which had the same issue after one day.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 5
pad, fairly, advanced
+40%
-60%
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" ...  The touchpad clicked with every touch.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
gaming, games, web, playing, intensive
+100%
comment
" ...  For this price range you shouldn't expect anything heavier than using it to browse, do word processing, or some very light gaming. ... For kids or people who enjoy light gaming, this laptop does run Roblox (20-50fps) and Minecraft (20-40 fps). ... You won't be playing any super graphic intensive games on this but light gaming and some web gaming works.  ...  "
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" ...  While not suited to advanced tasks such as video editing or gaming, for the basics such as email or web browsing it gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not a gaming person at all so this handles everything else very well at a fraction of the cost.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 4
laptop, tasks, setup, computer
+100%
comment
" ...  Which means that setup was easy and it's functioning with greater capacity than I thought a cheap laptop could.  ...  "
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" ...  They are responsive, easy to handle and work!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a quick and easy switch, and I'm guessing most people would be better off doing this right when you get your laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to operate very well  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
videos, screen, games, clarity
+100%
comment
" ...  All we use it for is powerpoint and Youtube videos so it works great for those purposes.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen size and clarity are good, the picture is clear on photos and videos - my son watches A LOT of YouTube videos so I can personally attest to the screen clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  When I pushed it, it was even able to stream a 4K video quite smoothly.  ...  "
Features
 4
mode
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I am still learning how to use the many features.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very durable and light.  ...  "
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" ...  Once out of S Mode, you can't go back, although I don't suspect most people will care.  ...  "
Ports
 4
port, laptop, acer, usb
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  To keep the card inside and outta harms way, I bought the Adafruit Shortening microSD Adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  I could not plug my HDMI cable into my Acer laptop HDMI port. ... One time, the incompetent Acer rep told me my laptop had no HDMI connected.  ...  "
Weight
 4
light, size, screen, good, inch
+100%
comment
" ...  light weight , sleek.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size of the screen and it is light weight making it easy to fold and take with.  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good, this laptop has been a pleasure to use, lite weight, quick  ...  "
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" ...  Good screen display pretty light weight and keyboard is fine.  ...  "
Size
 4
would, weight, laptop, inch
+100%
comment
" ...  Holds up to academic use and travel  ...  "
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" ...  Slim build of the product is nice, it allows for easy storage in a sleeve or laptop bag - this PC is not bulky at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good if you plan on traveling with it a lot because so light to carry.  ...  "
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" ...  Size-wise I liked my older one, but maybe I will get used to this bigger size (and heavier)  ...  "
For Travel
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Holds up to academic use and travel  ...  "
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" ...  Very good if you plan on traveling with it a lot because so light to carry.  ...  "
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" ...  This makes it an ideal device for a student to take to class, a senior citizen, or to take on vacation.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Great1080 hd screen.  ...  "
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" ...  When I pushed it, it was even able to stream a 4K video quite smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  What can I say about Acer that most of you don't already know a superb product 1080p resolution just a nice little Chromebook very sweet thank you Amazon for making the buying process so easy why would I ever have to go to Walmart for anything again!  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
get
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Both courtesly accepted for return by Amazon.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My opinion of Amazon is starting to deminish.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
black, went, one, laptop, another
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  screen went black within 2 weeks, and had to replace it with another one, got another one and that one went black in the same amount of time, called customer support fixed it then quit again.  ...  "
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" ...  When I try clicking on anything on the screen nothing works and I have to do it multiple times for it to work  ...  "
Design
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I love the way it looks and works.  ...  "
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" ...  That being said I think the laptop does look and feel nice.  ...  "
Charging
 3
system, operating
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I disconnected power and held the battery disconnect button as this does not have a removable battery.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After more and less two week the operating system have a failure and doesn't charge the operating system.  ...  "

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Specifications

Performance
Processor Clock:  2.6 GHz
Processor Type:  Dual Core 
Memory
Memory:  4096 GB
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
Type:  LED 
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
2.6 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Dual Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
LED
TYPE