Summary: I bought this laptop used from an online pawn shop with a store on the E auction website. So far, everything looks good. There's no optical drive (CD/DVD), but USB external optical drives are easy to find for less than $30. With a 12 inch screen, this laptop is really small, but the person I bought the laptop for is an older person with small hands, so she really liked the layout and feel of the keyboard. I'd call this more of a netbook.
Summary: I love compact laptops, and this is an excellent one. It is fast, light, with good specifications. The only drawback is the 4 cell battery. It would be perfect if it had a 6 cell batery such as the acer aspire 1830T-6651.
Summary: It's thin and elegant. The laptop comes with Windows 8, but I like Windows 7 more. First I use Acer's backup program to backup whole system and drivers. Also I download all Windows 8.1 drivers from Acer website. Installed Windows 7 and all drivers to hard disk but the bluetooth driver is tricky. I tried several times and found that need IME(Intel management engine). Windows 7 doesn't come with the IME. So, need to use windows update to install this.
Summary: So far I love this rig. It runs awesome and plays my World of Tanks on medium graphics thanks to the Nvidia 720m video it has. Since this is an older computer (pre 8.1) the update process was horrible. It took about 3 hours of piece-mailing the updates. When it downloaded 90 updates at one time and tried to install them, it crashed and on re-boot tried to uninstall them all. I ran the Windows updater again and again-- it failed.
Summary: This laptop is just A thing! This is my second Acer laptop. My family has 3 of this model and my friend bought one recently too. The size and the weight are just perfect. It's Intel i5 processor do the job very well, including its 128mb video's processor. I edit videos and photos somewhat and it goes very OK! The battery could least a little more but this is not a problem once I use it 80% of the time near a wall charge.
Summary: I bought this laptop about two months ago. I also bought a Crucial M500 240GB mSATA internal SSD. I installed the SSD (the screws did not fit but I used a screw from the back plate of the laptop), it went in easily enough. Then I deleted Windows 8 from the HDD and installed Windows 7 onto the SSD. - You may have to search for a bit to get the right drivers for Windows 7, but now I've installed all of them the computer works very smoothly.