Summary: I purchased this gaming laptop for school,work, and play. It appeared to be a bang for buck powerhouse for hundreds less! after 30 days into use this device and many others similar to it, experience abrupt restarts every 2-3 days continuously. if you research issues with windows 8 laptops, which i was forced to do. after sending this device to Acer for service, I'm experiencing the same issues with the device abruptly restarting!
Summary: I purchased this system and have had for nearly 7 months, it was replacing an earlier Aspire that I had for 3 years. This machine is okay but within the last month it has just started randomly rebooting which I feel is related to heat. My first Acer was extremely reliable this machine is not and I would not recommend buying it.
Summary: First, let me say that Windows 8 is horrid. This is not the fault of Acer, but it makes the computer perform poorly. The problems I have encountered with this system have been related to Windows 8 and Microsoft issues. The computer itself performs as advertised. With an I7 processor, I had thought the computer would be faster. My last Acer had an AMD processor and was purchased in 2009 and was almost as fast as this one.
Jimmy Pops "Once you Pop the fun don't stop", Amazon
21 May 2014
Summary: This laptop is a monster. I mean, seriously it's just a beast. It's big, it's powerful, and it looks fantastic. This thing is the Bentley of laptops. It might be large, but it will get you where you need to go quickly; and with style to boot. This Acer is replcing my old Dell Studio XPS17 which, unfortunately, decided it no longer wanted to start up after a failed session of instalilng updates. The laptop came very well packaged which is a good thing needless to say.
Summary: This laptop is amazing. The first thing I did was purchase an additional HD bracked from here: http://www.notebooksolutions.ca/zc/acer-original-bracket-ac53371-51589.html This allowed me to put my SSD in without it rattling around. The next thing I did was nuke all windows partitions and install Ubuntu. Once I did that, it was a cracking laptop.
Summary: Graphics: The graphics card it comes with is the Nvidia 750m which has a huge 4GB of dedicated ram. It has NVIDIA's optimus technology which switches between the built in intel graphics and NVIDIA as intel's graphics is less powerful and uses less battery than the NVIDIA depending on what you are doing. You can also use the NVIDIA Control Panel to set programs to use the NVIDIA card instead of the intel integrated graphics card if you so desire.
Summary: 5 stars for the PC in terms of value, but I almost docked a star for windows 8. It is SO unbearably terrible. It is incompatible with all but the newest of wireless routers, the interface makes it impossible to find anything you need to find, bluetooth devices have to be removed and paired every single time you want to use them... the list goes on and on and on. Microsoft has once again tried way too hard to be edgy and different instead of not fixing what's not broken.