Summary: The remote pad didn't work well. It was very dificult to log into the computer. Also, the initial screen over scanned the television screen and I couldn't access the "Start" button in Windows. The Acer Help gave me the wrong information as to the Revo video card. This caused much wasted time to contact Help again and finally get the correct information. I would like to return the computer!
Summary: Not performant, not reliable. Tried to use it as a Media Center PC with a Ceton USB tuner, just couldn't handle it. Media Center is garbage. The bloatware they give you is garbage. The touchpad controller is such a great idea and is what sold it for me but it barely works from the head of my bed where I am sitting up to the dresser at the foot, maybe 10 ft and seems very sensitive to line of sight and interference from my laptop (presumably because of the wifi?
Summary: As another reviewer stated about this item... I really wanted to like it. This is an amazing looking machine with much promise but delivers on little beyond looking good. Basically as the name of this review implies this machine was designed with form being focused on over actual function. The major problem is that it just doesn't have the horsepower to do what it was designed to do (stream media and video playback).
too bad - just too slow to serve as a media center
29 June 2011
Summary: I bought this after reading a number of reviews that said it would stream HD video just fine. After all the description says "media center PC" right ? Allegedly that is what it is made for. A few of the reviews indicated there was some risk but enough said it was OK I decided to try it. I was very disappointed. I tried stripping off everything but the essentials and updating all the drivers. No change.