Common problems with Acer computers include failing motherboards, faulty hard drives and defective random access memory, or RAM. Other common problems include overheating that causes forced shutdowns, LCD displays that are prone to backlight burnouts and USB ports that fail, even after installing the correct drivers.

Acer is a hardware and electronics company based in Taiwan that manufactures a wide array of electronics products. Although primarily known for its desktop and laptop computers, it also produces tablets, computer displays and smartphones, as of 2015. Acer is a conglomeration of the Acer, Gateway and Packard Bell brands, each of which specifically serves a specific market segment need.