... about 4 months now and I have been very pleased. I had been searching for a laptop for ...
13 September 2014
Summary: I have been using this ultrabook for about 4 months now and I have been very pleased. I had been searching for a laptop for some time prior to this purchase. I mainly use this laptop for when I work at home, but I also use it for the occasional web browsing and light gaming. In no way does it compare to my custom built rigs at work or at home, but that was never the intention for this purchase. Pros: -1080p IPS screen: I work with very large and complex spreadsheets.
Summary: My daughter loves it. It is quite sturdy and fast. Update. After 2 months, this laptop now has major issues. It has shut down on my daughter in the middle of an assignment. It says we need a usb to reboot it/Windows 8.1 which was preinstalled. I am returning Amazon. After 2 months I don't need these kind of issues. It is a major set back though. I'm going to contact Acer as well.
Summary: First things first, Windows 8.1 is awful. A spinning harddrive is awful. Windows 8.1 on a spinning harddrive should have knocked this laptop into 2 stars, but... The CPU is fast, the screen is bright and clear, heat is minimal, battery life is great, wifi is solid and the keyboard is pretty good for an ultrabook. The key is to get windows 8.1 off of there and install Ubuntu 14.04 .
Summary: Warning: This computer freezes up! Even after installing the latest drivers. Others have already mentioned this. Pros: - Screen is very sharp - Graphics card is phenomenal. I play games at Ultra - Wifi is very fast - Feels quality and looks amazing (very thin) Cons: - Computer freezes - Trackpad is terrible, clicking it gets stuck on the palm rest and its very unresponsive - Screen brightness is dull - Keyboard is shallow
Summary: so far I have been pleased with this computer. I have only had it for a couple days. It is pretty fast, other then the hard drive all the components are good. I did take a look at it, because the documentation is spotty, and there is a free msata slot. As an experiment I put a 128g msata drive in there and installed a fresh copy of windows 8 and it is screaming fast. That was the biggest question mark I had on the machine.
Summary: I just got this computer and so far it's been pretty sweet. There are a ton of features that I like, backlit keyboard, Nvidia optimus, and several other things I'm sure you could read in the description. It had a few hiccups when I was first using it, but once I got the preinstalled stuff that I didn't want off of the computer, it's been working great. I had to turn the sensitivity up on the touchpad because my finger didn't glide over it very well.