Summary: Within a couple months of buying this computer it started going nuts. Turning off all the time, needing to be updated ALL the time...as a student it drives me nuts cause I have lost work more times than I can count. The touch screen is crap. Because it also goes into the mouse you can't swipe or move the mouse/your finger to far too the left as it will change function. Too far up and you will freeze the screen. It's really frustrating.
Summary: We bought the Acer Aspire V5 for our son to use at school last year. 3 weeks ago, the hard disk crashed. We installed a new disk, then discovered Acer does not have a Win 8 download. We got a Win 8 install on a USB drive, only to find the Microsoft product key is on the hard disk that crashed. So ordered a USB restore from the online Acer shop. Total Cost so far: 3 weeks down and $100.
Summary: This laptop sucks. I've had it for a year now, and it's given me nothing but problems. Within a week I was taking it into stores for help. I now wish I had just returned it. If I try installing anything it just slows the whole computer down and I spend more time waiting for things to load than anything else.
Summary: Only had this for 6 mod and this is the 2nd time it has completely crashed and died. So sick of this! DON'T BUY THIS PC! IT HAS A KNOWN PROBLEM THAT CAUSES IT TO BE EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AND JUST DIES. Worthless piece of junk! I am going to demand a refund or some compensation from Acer. Only gave one star because I had to. I want to give it a NEGATIVE 20!
Summary: I purchased this to use solely as a word processor. I cleared out all the bloatware and installed MS Word 2013. The 1GHz processor is impossibly slow and couldn't even handle a single document. As soon as I loaded a 50k word document, it crashed. Re-boot, opened Word, opened document, crash. Then the USB stopped working. Sent it back and got a Lenovo. Totally happy with it.
Summary: worked just OK for a few weeks, then noticed a big slowdown in processing speed....took to Best Buy Geeks and they said the processor shares with video or something like that and that slows it all down....now I'm past the 30 day to return deadline and I'm stuck with it....DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK !!!!