Summary: the computer is fast and easy to use. I dont even mind the Windows 8. My son loves it for his computer games. The biggest issues is the ridiculous sensitivity of the keyboard/mouse pad. I actually just wrote a review and had it deleted somehow.
Summary: I'm content with it for the most part. There's still a little getting used to Windows 8. The space bar keeps getting stuck. Also the track pad keeps deleting words as I type them. These are little things you'll just have to deal with.
3.5* stars: It's big & you must get used to Windows8 or just use "desktop"
thenanni "thenanni", Amazon
22 April 2014
Summary: -I am not sure why I wanted such a large screen, a 14-15" was one of my sticking points when shopping for laptops. The 15.6" screen is huge and somewhat dated-looking/embarassing when neighboring laptops in the libraries, etc. are noticeably smaller. +I do love the touchscreen.
Summary: I like the laptop. It has all what it need to be a budget laptop but it has one big issue of unstable wifi which forced me to return this laptop. I tried all possible ways what I can find online to solve the issue which works for one or two days and then laptop starts loosing wifi connection.
Summary: I would buy it again. The price was right. The machine works well for the most part. The touch screen is a great feature and the whole system is zippy. Every once in a while the mouse pad will stop working and I have to pull the battery.
Summary: Four days after receiving laptop the hard drive failed. Had to ship back to Acer, and took 14 calenders be repaired and shipped back. Overall a good laptop. I mainly purchased this laptop for graduate school. A laptop with similar features would have cost at least $200 more.
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.
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.
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.