Summary: I have been using Macs since 2001. I got tired of all the warnings and pop ups on Windows at work. So I got an iBook and migrated to a Macbook Pro. I have spent probably $15,000 over the past 13 years on Apple computers. Apple graphics work better than Windows. A 128mb card on a mac does better than a 250 card on a pc. And Macs just WORK, right? Well I spent $575 ($611 with tax) on this baby and it's increditble. One reviewer said it took 4 minutes to boot up.
Summary: This laptop is surprisingly slow, takes at least 4-5 minutes to get started and for a new laptop that's not great! Also came with Windows 8 Enterprise which apparently means I can't upgrade to 8.1 without a system administrator - hmm I'm using it for home use so what does that mean? It's a bit silly to specifically advertise something as having Windows 8.1 and then end up selling an OS that specifically isn't 8.1 and won't upgrade to it either.
Summary: I kept getting the blue screen of death after only 2 day.i tried to up grade to windows 8.1 and that made it worse so I called Acer and waited forever then gave up. I returned it to amazon and haven't replaced it yeft.im a dell person and the only reason for the Acer was there are alot of features for your money
Summary: I'm giving this computer 1 star becomes I'm upset the screen is scratched. I would send it back but it's a pain in the butt so 1 star. It runs Skyrim pretty good but there's always this scratch in the middle of the screen.
Summary: I was surprised there aren't more reviews... I upgraded from an eight year old laptop. At one point I had nearly a thousand dollars worth of parts in my cart but scrapped it and ordered this laptop instead. Very glad I did. The footprint is small, there's absolutely no noise, it feels sturdy enough and it's powerful enough to throw anything I've got at it.
Summary: i'm very impress with the performance of this laptop. has a good processor and with nvidia card. only thing that not so impressive is the 500 hdd, but yes for that price you can't expect the whole package.
Good computer, however with a serious but fixable flaw!
5 April 2014
Summary: Have had this computer for about a month now and overall really like it. Just the right size (14"), keyboard with a good feel, all the needed connections, lightweight and very good graphics for a reasonable price. Like having 8gb of RAM and an i5 Intel core. Would have preferred a solid state drive or a hybrid but likely will add later. Still getting used to Windows 8.1 but will likely keep although if get a new drive, may consider installing Windows 7 instead.
Summary: I went with this because it was inexpensive. I regretted the purchase out of the box. Display issues screen flickered. product appeared cheap. Amazon is a great company however and I will purchase through them again! So Amazon good ! Ascer E1-472G-6648 Bad!