Summary: This notebook is sooo annoying. The touch pad seems to have a mind of its own. It works OK for a few minutes after start-up, but quickly becomes "cranky" & jumpy. It is very annoying to work with for very long. It comes with a bluetooth mouse, but after about 9 months the mouse stopped communicating with the computor. I tried re-activating the bluetooth utility, but no luck. Acer was not a help with this problem, so I am stuck with using the touch pad, which I hate.
Summary: Have had this for just over a year and the touchpad and keyboard have gone wacky. I contacted Acer and as it is now out of warranty would be a minimum $250.00 charge. I called a local computer repair place who basically said to try to get my with using a mouse as it was not worth the cost to repair. Junk. Won't buy Acer again.
Summary: I really do love a lot about this computer. Well, I did- until the cord got pulled out of the laptop, as they do sometimes and the pin within the computer became loose. I didn't realize immediately that the pin was loose, and continued plugging in my computer as usual until it just shut down one day when I plugged it in. It would no longer take a charge or turn on at all.
Very fast until it failed and slowly coming undone
Michael L, Amazon
20 May 2013
Summary: This was my first laptop with a SSD and it was lightning fast on startup and just about everything it did. I have used this computer for three months. I did have more than occassional system lockups that forced a hard shutdown by holding down the power button. After one of these forced shutdowns last week, the system seemed to go off kilter. The computer failed to startup properly and a RAID controller screen appeared on all subsequent startups.
Summary: This worked for about a week and the video on the screen started to lose lines. They would come back if you squeezed the right side of the display. I squeezed too hard and the display cracked. The engineering is marginal. I ended up returning this and getting a Macbook air which has better engineering but cost $300 more. We run Bootcamp to emulate an xp display. This works OK but there are some differences in the way keys behave still..
Summary: While I think the size of this laptop is great, its build quality wasn't the best. Throw in the moving connector dock made for a awkward experience. I had it for a couple days and did a couple windows updates on it and it would no longer turn on. Like to the point of not even showing the BIOS post screen. I might wait until the second generation of this.
Summary: This was my fourth attempt at an ultrabook. Others included Dell, Panasonic, Sony. Yes, the computer functions fast however for the business user, reliability is a major issue. Constant fan running with simple tasks.. outlook and itunes open... the input door is super chintzy. worst of all, like every other ultrabook on the planet made today, the WIFI is atrocious. Drops ALL THE TIME! Most annoying feature of all.
Summary: This is a smart looking, very thin and lightweight machine but it is let down by some serious issues. - Battery life is very poor, I can only get around 3 hours with light use. - Track pad is awful and very unstable. It behaves erratically if you the machine plugged into mains without a surge protector and I have no such issues with other laptops we have in our family.
Summary: First of all do not pay £1,199.99 for this laptop as I bought it earlier in the year for £600. Here are my thoughts. Over all nice laptop - does the job. Pros: SSD and high spec mean it is blisteringly fast. Very impressive performance. Boot time is about 3 seconds. The machine is very light and highly portable. The power pack is also small enough to fit in the pocket on my laptop case. The Bluetooth mouse is quite good too.
Summary: Very disappointed in the S5:- It runs loudly and too hot Battery life is a maximum of 3 hours having followed instructions to the letter, my old netbook manages that. Keeps freezing and the only way to overcome that is to let the battery run right down until cut off. Takes forever to close down and I made the mistake of asking it to shut down when programmes closed - that's when it freezes the most.