Summary: Great value, prompt delivery. Needs a wifi dongle, but this is cheap to buy and easy to install so not a big problem. Compact and quiet. Did an upgrade (free) manually to 8.1 soon after setting up- required lots of updates to Windows 8 before doing this- best done just a few updates at a time, we found, otherwise it failed to configure the updates if done in a big chunk- took ages but well worth doing. No problems so far!
Summary: It's a decent all-round PC but I had two problems out of the box: 1. The VGA port was not active (and was covered up with a weird blocker). I had to buy a DVI converter and used that instead. 2. The PS2 ports do not appear to be active either, so the supplied the keyboard would not work. It draws power and the NumLock light flashes but no further response. Had a look in BIOS but no joy yet - will chase up with Acer and see if any useful feedback comes of it .
Summary: Well it all looked good. Nice and compact, great price, quiet, fast with its intel core i7. But it took a fortnight out of my life with its 'failure to read disk' messages. It also managed to delete six months worth of irreplaceable photos. Charming . I contacted Acer who told me to send it to them for repair. I explained that it was new, I didn't want it repaired, I wanted it replaced. They told me they wouldn't do that. As you may imagine, I was steaming.