Summary: If you want a new laptop, you want quality, so you don't have to replace it right away. Acer is quality. I did a lot of comparing between brands and within brands. It had to be available through Amazon because, if there was a problem, their customer service is great. This one came 2 day shipping and it was a breeze to set up. Resolution is awesome and sound is better than I expected.
Summary: you can play most of the games smoothly. But mine has some problems. One is the "+" key is wrong, it is always activated without pressing. The other one sometimes it cannot power on. it is blocked at the beginning.
Summary: I've had this computer for a couple months now. It does what I want to do, play some video games (Skyrim) and use some software tools that are a bit intense. That said, the battery life is atrocious. Additionally, the computer doesn't have any lights to tell you whether NUM LOCK or CAPS LOCK are on, no easy access volume/mute or WIFI, and the mouse pad is poorly placed such that my left thumb aches from holding it up so as not to brush it.