Summary: Does not come with clear operating instructions you have to hunt and peck to find out how to operate. also have had to send one back because of short battery life ( less than 2 hrs) and am waiting on manufactor to send replacement battery for second one or I am sending it back too. I like the computer but if it doesn't perform like it is advertised then why accept it?
Summary: I have found Windows 8 to be exceptionally frustrating. The transition between touch screen operation and keypad operation often results in loss of info when typing.and becomes especially frustrating when using excel. Found that addition of a wireless mouse helped to solve many of those issues. Battery life is not nearly as good as advertised. I am getting about 3 hours before recharging. The computer itself works as advertised otherwise.
Only worked for 1 day, then died and had to be sent for repair to ACER
Roger Golden, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: This NEW computer Only worked for 1 day. It then died and had to be sent for repair to ACER. I am awaiting ACER to retunr repaired product and see how it works. Kind of dissapointing that it had to be sent for repair after 1 day. Also, the computer had the wrong purchase date attached to the specific serial number on Acer website. While the purchase date showed Feb 2013 and this was purchased in August 2013.
Summary: This really is a nice touch-screen laptop at a good price. Everything worked well. The screen is bright and very responsive to touch commands. I ended up returning it, not because of the computer, but because of frustrations with Windows 8. I have a usb 3.0 external drive that wouldn't mount using the usb 3.0 port. There was no way to update the usb 3.0 drivers in Windows 8.
Summary: CONS: Purchased this from a Company in California so I figured I would not get any type of service from them after receiving. When I first got it I was disappointed in this new technology, Nvidia Optimus. I assumed it was a separate video card that I could use instead of the onboard video card. I CAN NOT! Talked to Acer, they lended me NO HELP!