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: Description is wrong. This Acer does not feature a touchscreen. Seemed to be an ok computer but not really worth the money for me now. I returned it the same day. Didn't bother to test the speed with the SSD cache.
Summary: I have had several Acer laptops in the past and was satisfied with them. This Acer M5 out of the box had a bad space bar; it only worked on the right side. The middle and left side did not function. The touch screen keyboard worked fine. But I rarely use a touch screen keyboard. Also, out of the box, the wireless network card had a bad driver and I had to install one from the driver disk. I guess no one ever checks these things out before boxing them up.
Summary: Experiencing for real the "Acer Black Screen of Death," I had it replaced by Acer. A month later the screen has again resumed its unexplainable blackouts. The touchpad is TOUCHY and one must dig deep into the machine to de-sensitize it and then count on having to pound the keys and repound the sticky ones. I'm sure I bought a very bitter lemon but would still advise anyone thinking of buying this model to pass on by.
Summary: Windows 8 is terrible and I can't get it into touch screen mode (and neither could my IT director at work). The pad is so sensitive that the screen size is constantly changing. I can't find documents and web sites I was just on--it's been a nightmare and even young people and techies I've had help me have been having a tough time working with it as well.
Summary: When you purchase a refurbished product you run the risk of getting a lemon. They only have very short warranty so pay close attention to anything not working right. Catch it before your limited warranty expires.
Summary: Really wanted to get a another desktop, but my better half wanted a laptop. My 12 year old desktop still works great, just wanted something newer. We shopped around for awhile, and this had everything we wanted. Didn't really need it for anything to complicated, just internet, office, and xbmc for watching movies (It has an hdmi output which we had connected to our receiver). Took me a long time to get used to windows 8, but I was slowly coming around.
Summary: In the first 3 weeks I would have gave this a 5 star review. One major issue is the power button ..on the front. I accidentally turn the computer off 3 to 4 times a day. I primarily use it on my lap in my recliner. When I pick it up I accidentally hit the button it is hard to avoid because of its placement. Not only is it on the front but on the portion that angles down so it rubbing on my pants also turns the computer off.
Summary: Out of the box it seemed like most everything I looked for; it worked well. But after a while the touch screen became intermittent, it worked then wouldn't respond to touch at all. Later it would work again. Acer support didn't seem to understand that this was an intermittent problem and told me to check settings and then ultimately asked me to refresh the operating system. The untrusted touch-screen is a deal breaker for me. Other than that it was a great ultrabook.
Summary: I failed to notice when I purchased this that it did not come with a CD/DVD Drive! How are you supposed to load Microsoft Office, and any other CD Software. Purchase an external drive!!! The Windows 8 takes a bit of getting used to and I am regretting purchasing this Laptop particularly considering the cost.