Summary: I have had two days with this laptop and so far I'm very impressed. The graphics card can handle strain and still keep over 50 frames. Ranges vary in the area of course but so far I have only been impressed by its performance and the two day shipping didn't hurt either.
Summary: Laptop arrived with broken "right-click" trackpad button. After digging a little deeper online I found that this is a common problem with Acer V3 models. I contacted Acer immediately and shipped out the laptop next day for repair. After about 7 days they sent me my shipping info and my "fixed" laptop should arrive in a few days. I'll update the review then once I've had a chance to spend time with the working (hopefully) laptop.
awesome computer, the reason why I choose this one ...
20 September 2014
Summary: awesome computer, the reason why I choose this one is that it has Solid State Disk, and the graphics card 850m has a great performance when play some games, and the ram of this graphics card is DDR5L, which I think is better than GTX 860m with DDR3L ram. All is perfect, but you should buy a portable hard disk (1T or 2T) for this laptop, and it's a little heavy, and the size is too big for most backpacks.
Summary: This laptop is extremely fast! It starts quickly and everything I do on it is fast. It has great specs and a great price. I highly recommend this laptop for anyone who wants a high-end laptop that will do whatever you want it to do with no lag. On a side note: Windows 8 is not so bad wants you start using it. The customizations for Windows 8 are almost limitless, which makes it enjoyable.
and what I wanted it for (light gaming) its been great. All issues ive had
Greg R., Amazon
29 August 2014
Summary: For the price, and what I wanted it for (light gaming) its been great. All issues ive had, have been because of Windows 8. None of the hardware has had issues. I like the cheaper price, with room to upgrade later (ssd bay, and 4 total ram slots (2 free) ) Screen has never bothered me, and I think it looks great. I use it with keyboard and mouse, never used onboard keys or pad.
Summary: About 200 bucks cheaper than competitors who offer similar specs out there right now, wish it has 15 inch version with weight no more than 2.8 kg and 3 USB3.0 + 1USB2.0 instead 2+2, those are things missed my expectations, but i wouldn't count them as cons.Overall this laptop is a big bang for buck.
Pros: Big bang for buck
Cons: Nothing particularly, battery life could be better and no backlit keyboard maybe?
Summary: the bluetooth isnt an acer problem its windows 8 and computer is awsome and fast, install an ssd,somehow, if you want desktop performance, im coming from a desktop 3570k oc to 4.4ghz and gtx 660ti with an ssd, so definately not a shock coming to this laptop, very good and thank you ncix.
Pros: fast,runs cool(unlike amd),great price for what you get,have not done any benchmarks for bf4 yet but gpu reviews have stated that it runs at high settings at 60fps.probly higher with driver updates.
Cons: had a problem with mouse staying connected to BT but its a windows 8.1 issue and you can right click go to properties and select power management in device manager under bluetooth drivers and untick the box that tells the device to sleep now its responsive and no more lag after mouse inactive.