Summary: Don't buy this even if it is on sale like when I bought it. It is really cheap for an I5 system, but the trackpad is awful, the wifi randomly disconnects even if you have the latest driver as of this review 7/27/14, and it is too difficult to upgrade the ram or HD on this model. I am not a picky person, but I can not recommend this product at any price. Maybe if they get a better wifi driver someday, but stay away until the reviews get better.
Pros: Inexpensive and pretty darn fast for a budget laptop!
Cons: I wanted to like this laptop, 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 it to be bearable. Unlike other trackpads there is no way to adjust the sensitivity of the touch in the driver settings.
Summary: Going to re-install my own version of Windows 8 on this laptop to get rid of the additional software. I've done this with every laptop that I've bought in the last 10 years. Might also get a solid state drive to increase boot time and speed.
Pros: Battery lasts long - about 6 hours on average, which is allows for a few good movies and some web surfing.
Cons: Despite being a i5 Haswell chip, the laptop is rather slow to respond. Perhaps it's the Windows 8.1, or the other pre-installed programs that slow down the computer. Wifi also automatically disconnects every hour (no other laptop does this in the household). Not sure if a hardware or software problem.
Summary: If you are a casual gamer looking for a decent laptop that can play games and not break the bank this is a great deal. It has all the bells and whistles and performs as expected for the price point.
Pros: Very good build in graphics, can play most games on medium/high with no lag. Speakers sound great, keyboard is very comfortable, fairly fast cpu, quad core, good looking thin profile, good battery life.
Summary: I bought this laptop from walmart in i love it is so beautiful,the design and overall.I had my previous hp laptop but the old one was getting hot so fast this one no!!!The fun that is built in it is great and works very well.The camera is great 2mp great video calling using skype.Before on my old laptop connection and talking on skype was really bad and with this laptop is great quality.I am watching a lot of polish tv series that I am only able to watch online so it is...
Summary: This is my second Acer laptop in the past 6 years and I can find nothing bad to say about either of them. The Acer Brown is fast, stylish and exceeds my expectations of what I was expecting. The 15.6" HD screen is sharp and appears much larger than it really is, and the sound quality compliments the graphics and web videos I've watched nicely. If in the future, I am in need of another laptop, I feel confident that it will be an Acer.
Summary: After a less than happy experience ordering the 1st Acer, which was not quality-checked and was not fully functional, I'm extremely happy with this one. Hopefully Acer reads these reviews and understands the importance of customer satisfaction and will beef up their quality control prior to shipping their merchandise.