Summary: Since there aren't many reviews for this yet thought I'd add my 2 cents. I agree with another reviewer that they must have upgraded several components of this laptop, because the keyboard is not at all mushy (it is slightly loud, but most keyboards are), the mouse pad is responsive and has three finger touch ability and the screen is more than adequate; it's not a high output IPS screen but at this price you can't expect that.
Pros: Battery Life- 13 hours is better than most Chromebooks
Cons: No optical drive- but needed rarely these days
Summary: This Acer is a fine business-class laptop. The build is rock solid. The display hinges are tight and the finish is superb. I think the 5400 rpm drive and i3 are a compromise, but the machine still functions well enough for business users.
Summary: Installing 4GB RAM was E-Z--remove tiny phillips head access screws, open compartment, snap in RAM card, close compartment--badda-bing! As good as 4GB RAM was, 8GB makes this puppy smooth and quick, especially with multiple tabs open, WiFi, word
Summary: I bought this to replace my old Acer Timeline 3810 which was starting to show her age a bit. She's 4 years old this month (01/2014).
Pros: TravelMate is considered the standard business laptop from Acer. It's an upgrade from the consumer Aspire line because it includes features like built-in support for the Acer ProDock (LC.DCK0A.005) and Disk Anti-Shock (DAS) protection. It also comes with a 2 year standard warranty (versus 1 year).
Cons: Upgrading to Windows 8.x requires a BIOS flash to the newest Acer BIOS (available free). Not a big deal, but worthy of note.