Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this laptop. I bought it for the build, not the brand. I use it for work and gaming and it works great for both. I have 2 complaints that made me drop a star: As mentioned in other reviews, the touchpad is poor quality. It only works sometimes and not well when it does. That's why I bought http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E4MQODC/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i01?
Summary: If you aren't fond of windows 8 coming from win7 or something else, a little bit of tweaking will get you to near spot on win7 functionality, I used Start8. Don't let the lack of a CD/DVD drive scare you off unless it's something you absolutely need.
Pros: - Backlit Keyboard
Cons: - Hard drive speed is the bottleneck on this (easily replaced)
Summary: I have had this computer for about a week, so I've not had a long enough exposure to say what I really enjoy/dislike, but here is my initial impression. Construction: The laptop is light and slim, but feels pretty flimsy. I'm not in the habit of putting my computers through the wringer, but if you need one that can be manhandled this one probably isn't for you. Design: The laptop is visually attractive, not terribly important but a plus none the less.
Summary: Computer functions and displays as advertised. Ours came with the MS 8 as the operating system. The touch screen and the MS operating system has taken a little to get used to and navigate in. This would be the only downside for us but not really an issue for Acer. Besides the touch screen, the back lit key board is the feature we like the most. We are pretty easy to please.
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.