Summary: I like Acer, but if they don't work, return them. If they work, keep them. I guess their support is what sucks.
Pros: Low cost Good Processor Light Feels Nice It works pretty well
Cons: Touchpad gets stuck and there is nothing you can do about it. There is some issue with Windows 8.1 and touchpad. Only way you can resolve the issue is by downgrading to Windows 8. If you want to spend your money and easte couple of days going after fixing this, it might be your laptop.
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: 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...
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: I'm using this laptop since late 2010. In 2,5 years there have been 2 major problems. First it lagged and couldn't let me boot windows. After a format it was running smooth again! But then the cooling fan broke down, destroying my graphics card. Now i'm running on windows 8 pro and it's really stable. Overall, if you upgrade RAM & HDD it is a fine choice for everyday use.
Excerpt: A 15.6" LED LCD coupled with 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD at a very competitive price.This is a very good choice for the people who would buy their first laptop at a cheaper rate and get move than average performance. The large display has very good viewing angles, brightness is optimum for viewing at night without any possible damage to eyes. Speed is more than sufficient for normal tasks excluding heavy gaming.
Summary: Ive had this for about a year now, being a student, I tend to dabble in a fairly broad range of software ranging from programming and word processing to much more advanced 3d rendering and image editing software. I own the slightly higher spec model with 4gb RAM and 640GB HDD which is a plus, and from reviews I've read, this seems to make a fair bit of difference.
Summary: Ho acquistato questo portatile, circa un'anno fa e devo dire che si è mostrato un buon acquisto Di certo non e potente come gli ultimi modelli , ma per l'uso che ne faccio va ancora bene Il portatile della serie aspire , quindi sin dall'acquisto non credevo di trovarmi davanti un prodotto con chi sa quella percezione della qualità riferita alle plastiche ma comunque tutto sommato e bello a vedersi e anche al tatto sembra di maneggiare un prodotto valido e robusto, la mia...