Summary: I rated this 4 starts instead of 5 because (1) although it supposedly has a 20GB SSD, I don't see the SSD on the explorer list of drives, and (2) I've had it lock up on Mozilla Firefox a couple of times - although that may be Firefox and not the computer. Good things: it is really thin and light to hold in my lap (and doesn't get hot in my lap like my old computer); it starts up REALLY fast; and it is REALLY quiet (never hear a fan or disk drive).
Nice looking, strong battery life; touchpad ruins the experience.
D. Contos, Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: Windows 7 and long battery life were important to me. I think the laptop looks nice too, despite the all plastic construction. The body's combination of dark matt and gloss will likely collect finger prints over time, though it does sleek. However, a faulty touchpad was a deal-breaker for me; I do a lot of typing on the road and using a mouse isn't always feasible. Further, I feel I shouldn't have to purchase a mouse in order to easily type.
Summary: As the in stock options for laptops shipping with Windows 7 continue to dwindle, this laptop shines among the best. I know Acer is a fairly new brand, but the components in it are top notch for the price. If you need a reliable laptop for work or home purposes, this laptop is absolutely for you. Enjoy!
Summary: All the outputs are on the back. Awkward. When you tip it forward to plug something in, the damn power button on the FRONT turns the laptop off. Brilliant. And, good luck finding the power button. The DVD is also hard to find. Other than that, it works fine.
Summary: After doing a lot of research online (Windows 7 vs. Windows 8), I decided to only buy a computer that has Windows 7 Home Premium on it. And Acer is a great brand to purchase, since I've had an Acer computer in the past. The only thing I suggest to anyone is add an additional 8 GB of RAM to it. It makes things fly by a lot faster. I read about the RAM upgrade only as well, and knew that I would have to add the RAM, so that was no biggie. I totally love this computer.
Summary: 1st off let me say this is my 1st windows 7 computer with more then 2 cores. One day in and I'm very impressed. I don't use my computer for much other then watching HD anime (which it handles flawlessly) and making amv's. So I can't say as of yet how the gaming is for this pc. Like my old comp I have a dual monitor set up so while it would be nice if this pc had a dvi for the monitor it's not a deal breaker with just having VGA. The hdmi output more then makes up for it.
Summary: Truly disappointed with overall behavior. May be usual Windows 8,incompetence. Poor WiFi and erratic Windows 8 behaviour. May be Windows 8 does not handle the hardware well . Would return if I could but I guess will have to spend days sorting something that I should not need to. May change to Windows 7. Next laptop will be non Windows.