Terrible computer that is beyond frustrating to use
Amanda zadeRiki, Amazon
17 January 2015
Summary: Terrible computer that is beyond frustrating to use. My 10 year old Acer actually performs better than this computer. The internet quits randomly, even though other household computers and devices are perfectly fine. The system is also very slow, it should not take 10 minutes to load Google Chrome, Microsoft windows or any other basic applications.
Touch screen very responsive and even the low res screen looks fairly good when set against higher res display
10 December 2014
Summary: Have used heavily for a year, every manner of surfing and streaming video, regularly outputting video to external HDMI display, even light video-editing and gaming (Alien Isolation at medium settings most recently), this has been a rock-solid performer surprising me at every turn. Touch screen very responsive and even the low res screen looks fairly good when set against higher res display. Battery life is stellar, often exceeding 7 hours at 50% brightness.
Excerpt: I wanted a 14" laptop with Windows 7 and didn't want to pay $1000. This one has an Intel I series processor, 6gb of ram and uses a 20gb solid state drive along with the larger drive. The first one I got had a bad speaker. I exchanged it and the new one has no problems so far. Boots up fast and runs fast. Just the right size and excellent battery life of greater than 5 hours when just surfing the web. The only two usb ports are on the backside of the computer.
Summary: I gotta say, Acer is not what it used to be... also Windows 8 is a horror show! I'm gona be getting rid of this laptop after only a few months and buying a MacBook. Even though the quality seems good, I have had problems with all kinds of things. besides for Windows8 related annoyances, the laptop fan died on me, and the wifi seems very weak and always disconnects. A software upgrade only partly solved the problem.
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.