Cons: I think BIOS Problem. After mine was black out in 3 weeks from the Newegg, I have been surfing websites. Many Acer Buyers has the same problem. They wrote that even the Acer knew it, it did not fix the problem.
Summary: I bought this laptop on sale for three hundred and eighty bucks. Worth every penny. Like others mentioned, the Windows 8 install comes loaded with crapware, but I slapped a copy of Windows 7 on it via flash drive. Plays a few of my low-end Steam games fine (including Dota 2), which was just a bonus. A couple tips if you decide to reformat: -To install an older version of windows, you have to use f2 on startup to access bios, and swap the boot to legacy.
Pros: -Cheap (got mine on sale, only reason I purchased) -i5 (moves surprisingly quick) -Amazing battery life (seriously.) -Nice screen -Decent keyboard -Decent size HD -HDMI
Cons: -No CD/DVD drive -Weird trackpad, but I use a mouse anyway
Summary: tip for anyone taking this apart you will need to pop the top off to access the harddrive. remove the battery and all the screws from the back (might not need to remove all but just makes it simpler) under the battery there are some tabs you need to depress and then start peeling up the top case.. it is kind of tough to get started.
Pros: great laptop for the price when I saw it on sale. thinner and lighter than i expected
Cons: really don't like the touchpad and it was a hassel to upgrade to ssd and 8gb ram.
Summary: This is one of the best values you can find right now. Though it's tough to do, once you upgrade the RAM this machine is on par with laptops that are $100 - $200 more.
Pros: - Decent processing power (1.7 ghz overclocked to 2.7) - Very long battery life (I average 8 hours per charge at medium brightness.) - Keyboard and mouse pad feel good. Not particularly that amazing. (Full number pad though.) - Ram upgradeable, but it's not easy. - The 4400 Intel graphics chip is okay for regular use, but don't expect to play any intense games on it.
Cons: - Upgrading that machine is not simple. You must unscrew the entire motherboard to add memory. - The screen is not really that great. It's not the worst, but it's definitely a downgrade from my other laptop's 1080p screen.
Summary: Optical drive is easy to install, IF you can find a bezel that matches and has the tab off the back of drive to secure it. I can't find one that looks right. Hope you like the laptop like it is, because you're not changing a thing!
Cons: Must disassemble laptop to upgrade hdd, must completely remove mobo to upgrade memory, NO cd/dvd rom or optical drive of any type, uses DDR3L memory and good old Kingston was not recognized, testing memory is no fun when you have to remove the mobo just to try a new stick, never again Acer!
Cons: - The keys feels like it would fall off. It takes some time to get used to - Acer junk-wares: too many Acer wares. I tried to uninstall the wares I believe that is non essential, the c:\user\default files got corrupted. That means only admin account can log in. Other accounts couldn't login at all. - Login is slow compare to my Acer Aspire V5 with an i3 CPU. I don't know why yet I haven't return the unit because of Newegg return policy. If is was at the other internet...
Summary: I use this as a commuter computer as I've been doing a lot of driving this summer. I expect to use this for school in the fall ad spring. This computer is good enough to play world of Warcraft ( low settings) which is nice to cope with any boredom. I highly recommend this computer to others as i have had zero problems with this machine. this could be due to the fact that i uninstalled all of the bloatware and know how to problem solve computers relatively well.
Pros: This laptop was DIRT cheap for the processing power equipped. -FAST -Quiet -Not a flamethrower -Large trackpad -Number Pad! -not heavy -large screen (not 1080) -power cable doesn't have a cinderblock sized converter -gets pretty loud -screen brightness is varied greatly
Cons: -not 1080 screen -4 GB ram (will be upgrading ram) -windows 8 (personal pref) -only one USB 3.0 -trackpad is clickable instead of left and right click buttons above it (personal pref) -loaded with bloatware! (easily removed, 90%) -seriously, BLOATWARE ^
Summary: If you get this on a really good sale it may be ok for you. For me and my wife the biggest issue is the darn trackpad. It seems like small thing, but my wife can't even get it to scroll with the two finger method and got so mad she won't touch it anymore. I have 2 other windows 8 laptops, those two are Dell's and I have 2 HP Windows 7 laptops. And I have no issues with the trackpad on any of those.
Pros: Inexpensive (when on sale) and fast for a budget laptop. The battery is great on this and I often get 7 hours of medium use. UPDATED went from 1 to 3 stars for an average of 2
Cons: I can't find a way to edit my old review, so here is an updated one, the wifi issues are not as bad as I initially thought: I wanted to like this laptop, it is cheap for an i5 system but it has some major flaws. The track pad is so sensitive my wife refuses to use it as she gets mad at it. I can use it pretty good most of the time without getting too mad at it, but it took a week for me to get to the point I can use it some. Unlike other trackpads there is no way to a...