Summary: I bought this laptop several months ago, and it is just fast and very satisfactory for the games that I play (Diablo3, Totalwar new ones, Skyrim,..) It is quiet, and fast even with the 5400 rpm hard drive thanks to Windows8. Great graphics and processor is cool for the time being. However, I had 2 issues and that is why I gave 3.5 or 4 stars which are: 1- My web cam is not working every time ( I need to move the tap up and down to start it again, there is obviously...
Summary: the laptop is good and all just that there are 2 different graphic cards in it, you can't really tell the diffrence between the HD 4001 and the 730M inside... but if you are playing a game that needs the card like some steam games [Merto 2033] the 730m will give you a better picture and smoother loadings per frame.
Summary: So I looked at this laptop and read a whole bunch of reviews on different websites. I needed a laptop that could handle video editing, gaming, and programming all on a budget. Everything seemed fine. I ran starcraft II on extreme and played online and the first game I played I was hitting b/w 60-90 fps (although later in another game I only got 30 fps). There is a lot of bloatware however, the main issue is the touchpad!!
Summary: So far so good, granted I hate windows 8 but I was able to install the "ClassicShell" utility which restores the start bar functionality that most people complain about. Once installed, it performed just like windows 7. The video card options are also very good for gaming. I can play all the games I want to so far, including TERA which I had problems with before on my old PC.
Seems nice but USB locations are certainly not as useful as possible!
16 July 2013
Summary: Seems nice as a mid-lower games laptop, the 3 games I tried seem fine but not possible to play on highest settings for all, Metro LL, Dishonored, World of Tanks, Crysis 3. Also, the heat exhaust on the left side gets very hot when playing games, or maybe any really intensive computing, I had to resort to making a curved heat shield from cardboard, it really got that hot!! I mouse left-handed so it made it more noticable.
Summary: My 15-year old son is using it and he brought it back to the Philippines. He said it is working fine. He did not give any details, I am sorry. I just happened to purchase it for him when he came to the United States in May this year--2013-- since I have the means and the Credit. If there will be any problems how do we let you know? I hope you will have a follow up survey three months from purchase, is that possible?
Summary: I bought this laptop so I had something to game on while in tech school for the USAF. The i7 is pretty nice processor to have in here as well as the graphics card (which isn't the best, but gets the job done for most games). I play skyrim mostly on medium or high, one review said it would run good on ultra, but I honestly don't believe that. The track pad gets annoying when in the games as I accidentally click with it constantly.
Summary: Acer makes excellent hardware and Amazon has an excellent return policy and customer service - the weak link here is Windows 8. After trying to live with the passive aggressive operating system for two weeks, I had to return the laptop because I just couldn't figure out how to do basic things like print out a pdf document to my HP printer.