If you have a dell inspiron 1545 like I do, you might be happy with your laptop. Happy with everything except this godawful excuse for a touchpad! (and the missing bluetooth, and wireless-N – but these can be resolved)
ALPS touchpads suck. They are jumpy, at the same time unresponsive and too responsive, the scroll feature never seems to work right the first time… so yeah. I don’t like it.
Turns out some of the issues can be mitigated by using Acer drivers. They are less customized, and include newer versions of various components. The scrolling is more reliable, and they don’t freeze up under load like the Dell drivers.
I used the drivers from here:
or search for Acer aspire ALPS drivers on google.
Hope this helps!