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Three relatable ways your laptop lets you down - and how to solve them

Three relatable ways your laptop lets you down - and how to solve them

Comedians Stevie Martin and Lola-Rose Maxwell have teamed up with Acer & Chromebook to share their thoughts on classic laptop frustrations.

Whether you’re working, shopping, browsing or gaming, your laptop is often at the centre of your world. All too often, though, laptops can feel more hassle than they’re worth. They’re supposed to offer freedom and flexibility, yet we’ve all experienced the annoying quirks that make you want to shut your laptop’s lid for good.

Comedians Stevie Martin and Lola-Rose Maxwell feel your pain when it comes to these classic laptop frustrations, and they’ve teamed up with Acer & Chromebook to share their thoughts on the matter.

But what if there was another way? Here, we take a look at three ways laptops can be more of a hindrance than a help and, importantly, what you can do about it.

Battery life

Ahh the joys of remote working. Being able to log on from wherever you want. That new cafe, a train, your sofa, or even abroad. At least, it would be a joy if your laptop could last longer than 1 or 2 hours before calling it a day.

We all know the fear of being too far from a socket. Skulking around a room, eyeing the skirting boards in desperate search of a socket near an empty seat. Then, there’s the stress of obsessively monitoring how many tabs you have open, turning down the screen brightness until you can barely see what you’re doing, and trying not to multitask between applications in a vain attempt to save battery life.

In stark contrast, Acer Chromebooks can keep you charged for up to THIRTEEN hours [1]. Yes, that’s right, thirteen. Meaning you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you’ve got hours to do whatever you need to do, before needing to plug in.

Slow start-ups

You’re having one of those rare days where you bound out of bed, full of energy and motivation for the day ahead. You’ve got a long to-do list but who cares? You’re raring to go. Only to open your laptop and be met with the spinning wheel of doom. Gahh.

Your laptop didn’t get the productive memo and suddenly decides to download all the latest updates, each of which seems to have about a thousand different stages - pre-download, downloading, buffering, pre-installation, installation, buffering again, finalising, restarting, reconfiguring - by which point you’re set to burst.

Unlike other laptops, Acer Chromebooks start up in seconds, with any updates configuring in the background [2]. Plus, many of them come with Intel® Core™ processors, so they can handle whatever your busy day throws at them. And, breathe.

Security and protection

Sometimes, using your laptop can feel like a game of dodgeball, swerving pop up ads and avoiding links that are trying really hard to get you to click on them. One wrong move and suddenly you’re downloading a nasty piece of malware. At best, the virus is annoying, at worst, it can attack your personal files and confidential data like passwords, bank details and more.

You can, of course, avoid this by paying for expensive anti-virus software, but wouldn’t it be nicer if your device could offer protection as standard?

Acer Chromebooks come with built-in virus protection at no extra cost, so you don’t have to worry about pesky viruses and malware. It’s a much calmer, smoother experience and, above all, it keeps your files safe and secure.

A different way

So, why settle for a sluggish, short-lived and unprotected experience on your old laptop? Upgrade to the fast, simple and secure experience of an Acer Chromebook.

Legal Disclaimers:

1. Battery life may vary based on device, and upon usage and other conditions.

2. Internet connection required. See how long a device is eligible for updates at

Featured Image Credit: Acer

Topics: Technology