Summary: The laptop arrived in a timely fashion. All seemed well as I began to set it up until I realized that the 'k' key did not function correctly. It would only type if I pressed in the very center of the key with more force than I would use when typing quickly.
The touchpad is not the best, the rest is awesome!
Karan Sharma, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: For the price, probably the best laptop out there. I removed windows 8 and installed xubuntu 14.04 and had no issues. The touch pad is a bit of a disappointment especially when it comes to the right & left buttons.
The Best Price to Performance Laptop Value for Gaming or Graphic Design
Hanbit Kwon "Hanbit", Amazon
5 June 2014
Summary: It took me a lot of extensive search/research. In this price range, it is rare to find a laptop with an i7 processor with a dedicated graphic card(NOT usual built-in Intel HD graphics). A good deal of gaming can be done on this spec.
Summary: It's thin and elegant. The laptop comes with Windows 8, but I like Windows 7 more. First I use Acer's backup program to backup whole system and drivers. Also I download all Windows 8.1 drivers from Acer website. Installed Windows 7 and all drivers to hard disk but the bluetooth driver is tricky.
Summary: So far I love this rig. It runs awesome and plays my World of Tanks on medium graphics thanks to the Nvidia 720m video it has. Since this is an older computer (pre 8.1) the update process was horrible. It took about 3 hours of piece-mailing the updates.
Summary: Only had this for 6 mod and this is the 2nd time it has completely crashed and died. So sick of this! DON'T BUY THIS PC! IT HAS A KNOWN PROBLEM THAT CAUSES IT TO BE EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AND JUST DIES. Worthless piece of junk! I am going to demand a refund or some compensation from Acer.
Summary: I bought this laptop about two months ago. I also bought a Crucial M500 240GB mSATA internal SSD. I installed the SSD (the screws did not fit but I used a screw from the back plate of the laptop), it went in easily enough. Then I deleted Windows 8 from the HDD and installed Windows 7 onto the SSD.
Summary: If youre looking for a new laptop, dont look at any other, its a no brainer that this is an ideal laptop, has discrete graphics, bluetooth, and only 30 usd more than the simple version http://amzn.to/POvKGV.
Summary: Just got this after having a macbook pro retina 15'' for a while. Not the same budget, and a quite decent laptop for the price. Two things quite annoying though : The keyboard is kinda DOA, the J key is mushy and super sensitive.