Summary: Not great for gaming or editing photos without an additional mouse or a pen and tablet. Does play games on the average settings. Only space for one more Gig of ram.
Pros: Fast computer, low price point, and full keyboard which is hard to find on a computer this light.
Cons: Terrible track pad placement, as in right below the spacebar and offset to the left (this might help if you are left handed) and sensitivity, especially if you have sweaty hands (gross I know but a fact) leads to random openings of programs and clicking away from your place if you are trying to type a word doc. After about a year or so of ownership it froze after a sleep cycle and completely corrupted my OS. Had to order the factory recovery disk because the windows m...
Summary: I bought this laptop to replace my Dell with XP. As other reviewers have said, the sound is really bad. Other than that it's okay. I knew that it wouldn't be great but it was all I could afford at this time. It certainly isn't a Dell.
Summary: When purchasing this, price wasn't the guiding issue however the price did factor into my decision. The mouse pad seems to sensitive, even though I know how to adjust it. The screen is bright and the sound is better than any computer I have owned before.
Summary: I used a temporary 10.5" Toshiba for two years for all my office work. This new 15.6 keyboard is lovely and large and I find the computer is oh so fast. But, the keyboard has a mind of its own. I have checked keyboard shortcuts and other possible reasons for its actions. I am typing and then I am at the beginning of the sentence or the page and typing over what I was typing.
Summary: Received it in a timely manner. I love the color, no finger prints. I like the cd insert. However there's a few things I don't like. A lot of junk to delete ,still not sure if I've gotten it all. It, being new, freezes up already. Have to wait a while until it decides to continue. very annoying.It's 'way too sensitive, not sure if that's because it's an i5 but it jumps to the wrong site quickly.
Appears to be a good machine but can't tell due to lack of parts support
3 March 2014
Summary: Overall I believe this a good machine. There is a problem that is keeping me from making the recovery disks. For over 3 weeks Acer has been unable to have the disks made because the software for this machine is so new. In other words, this machine was put on the market in mid January 2014 and the recovery disks are still not available. The bad part is that neither customer service nor the parts department are able to tell me why it is taking so long to get the disks.
Summary: I bought this laptop as a dedicated work use machine. It's light, easily movable, and is pretty much all around ok. But I HATE THIS MOUSE. With the same glassy surface as the rest of the hand rest area and very little texture it gets easily sticky just from the oil on your hands. It makes the mouse think you are clicking EVERYTHING. No I don't want to highlight that. No, don't click that advertisement. And I don't need the stupid page scroll section on the side.
Summary: I have been a Dell guy as far as laptops go... this Acer laptop is getting the job done for me, but I have been disappointed... The computer has been freezing using Microsoft Office It takes forever to boot up and shut down at times The click bar on the mouse pad needs more pressure at times to be pressed than I'm used to, but then other times, I'll not even be touching the mouse pad button and it will click for no reason This is probably a Windows 8 issue, but sometimes...