Summary: If you want a portable laptop that has high enough performance for day to day tasks with some gaming and maybe some video editing then this laptop is great but it did have its flaws, like my model would only connect to WiFi after installing newer Qualcomm drivers instead of the Acer drivers on the website this was easily fixed by someone like me but someone without technical know how might just send it back.
Summary: The features you get with this laptop are unbelievable. For under $500 you get... -touchscreen -backlit keyboard -fast AMD processor -Decent graphics (capable of running most games on low/medium settings) -5 hours battery when managed -usb 3 -hdmi Now how can you beat that for $500... I will admit I was cautious about buying an ACER product, they dont have the best reputation and time will only tell with this machine but I am blown away for what I got for the price.
Summary: Love the touch screen on it because it makes the use of Windows 8 much more intuitive. Great processor on this thing although I wish the graphics card was a bit better. All in all, a solid touch screen laptop.
The first one i got came out defective but this one Oooo baby
20 May 2014
Summary: This laptop is GREAT, sure it's not mega powerful but I use the crap out of it and it can handle it. I Play games for like 8 hours straight , it doesn't heat up much and no freeze or any sort of issue. Games I play are MMO's like Path of Exile, DC universe Online, Neverwinter. And games like Fallout new vegas in ultra graphics. The touch screen is awesome and this PC is super easy to use! Plus that windows 8 is amazing, especially when you update to 8.1.
Summary: When I got this, I was shocked at the size and weight. I had not noticed in the pic that it has a full number keypad to the right of the keyboard which makes it so wide. I almost packaged it right back up and sent it back then. But decided to give it a fair trial. Hated Win 8 as many do. Never bonded with this laptop so I did end up returning it and found my soulmate in a Fujitsu.
Summary: The design is so cool. I am a very cautious person and likes to compare items. I decided to purchase this after consulting with 3 of my IT experts, all work for Intel and Microsoft, and they all agreed that this is a great laptop. The price is right, the CPU is fast, and the design is so light. It's very modern and chic. However I am not thoroughly satisfied with it. Pros: Touchscreen, fast, modernized look, fashionable, light.
Summary: This is the loudest laptop I've ever used. I seriously try not to use it for class because it's just loud enough to be a problem during lecture. I wouldn't recommend this product for students. (unless for private use/gaming, of course) When I'm in a room full of laptops, mine establishes the dominant sound. At least it's got an effective fan... (I'm obviously ill-equipped in technical matters, but I feel like the noise factor is worth mentioning.
Summary: This Acer is a good deal for the money, but is not as fast as I would like. Not a huge deal as a student, but important for some people. Furthermore, contrary to previous reviews, I have been unable to update to Microsoft 8.1 on this computer, so various apps are unavailable. This is likely a Microsoft issue and I'll have to deal with them about it. It's a great color and I've gotten lots of compliments.
Summary: After months of research i saw this on sale as a refurb unit and ordered. Pros: beefy system in a small compact package. The AMD A10 ship in this beast has a nice integrated video card and has been able to handle most of the games that i have thrown at it. Audio is clear and jaw-dropping in quality. no CD/DVD gives it a much thinner footprint, something that I was looking for and aware of before purchasing.
Summary: I love the form factor. Wish it had flip / tent or fold over screen keypad is very light to the touch and is backlit! A big plus for those of us who prefer to work in the dark. I spend too much time looking at a computer screen to have the brightness turned up to compete with the house lights. I was expecting fast but the large drive is very slow and takes away a lot from the whole. Drive upgrade is not easy from what I read.