Summary: Best laptop I've had to date, currently using it for school as I'm study for a bachelor's in Computer Science and the laptop has yet to let me down, having used it for a year now, it still hold ups and keyboard is still great even after endless java coding. The only complaint would be the trackpad, its buggy sometimes but nonetheless, a well performing laptop.
Very good value for money running Windows and Linux
Marty "Open Source" B., Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: The Acer M5-583P gives very good value for money. The case is slim, good looking and sturdy. The specifications and performance are very adequate. With its competitive price the touch screen and illuminated keyboard are bonuses that work very well. It also runs Linux perfectly.
Summary: I usually never write reviews even though i always want too but i get so distracted and forget but not today. From reading the reviews here it looks like most are having OS issues. When i first got this laptop i could not stand W8, its crap in my opinion, so i ordered a new SSD swapped out the 500 GB HD (made it into an external drive) and installed Ubuntu 14.04.
Summary: I got this laptop a year and a half ago. It has been terrible for the past 6 months, which is a shame because it wasn't cheap. The keyboard has been failing. The down key doesn't work at all, and the Fn key is on it's way out (which is a special nightmare, because often num lock gets randomly stuck and I can't get it un-stuck). It has become painfully slow (the only thing i use it for is school and some browsing - seriously, no movies, music, or gaming done on this).
Summary: I've been using the laptop for a week and so far it works well as expect. There are Some issues with USB 3.0 port and the Intel HD 4000 gpu, but its an Intel driver problem. Likes -Price is outstanding (as a refurbished deal) -Backlit keyboard has been appealing and perfect for me -Battery life is fair, I can go up to 6 hours if I squeeze settings, about 3-4 hours for lot of multitasking, 1-2 hours for gaming and other intensive stuff -The system is responsive, even in...
Summary: I'm returning this as soon as I can. The description when I bought this said it was a touchscreen. It is not. It looks like they've taken that out of the description now. Half of the screen dims when the battery is part way depleted but not the other half. It runs slowly. Overall the performance is unimpressive. Honestly I feel like I was sent a refurb that wasn't really checked over.