Summary: I was looking for a Core i7 laptop with a bright 1080p 15.6" touchscreen. This laptop was about the only one I could find (at least back in June). The Dell, Toshiba, and HP had screens with similar specs, but they were dimmer. The Acer's display is gorgeous! While the i7 is a dual core (would have preferred a quad-core for better future-proofing), it is still fast enough for everyday use.
This laptop is horrible. I have reset the drivers numerous times trying ...
Linda Finley, Amazon
2 July 2014
Summary: This laptop is horrible. I have reset the drivers numerous times trying to slow down the touchscreen sensitivity, nothing works. It is not uncommon to wipe out entire line of emails with one tap. Not sure if it is because the touch pad does not have buttons separate from touch pad or what. Speed of computer is great but computer is being returned. Stay Clear of this computer if you can. Loved size, weight and speed but that was all.
Summary: This computer is incredible. Best $800 I ever spent. This replaced my wife's older laptop. This type of laptop with last a very long time. The 4 gig video card and Touch Screen are the best features.
Summary: I am currently an engineering student at Chico State and bought this laptop because it had the most to offer for the price in a lightweight package. It is light enough to carry around and fits in a backpack easily. I was nervous about screen resolution, however i was pleasantly surprised at the pixel density. The touchscreen works great, and the touchpad is nice and big.
Summary: I would definitely recommend this laptop to anybody in the market for a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop. This computer can be great for a wide range of computer users - from the social media elite, the programmer, the internet multi-tasker, and the big time gamer. I haven't had this machine 'hiccup' once on me, and it can handle games like Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, and Tomb Raider on medium~high settings. With a Cooler Master fan, this beast is unstoppable!
Many good features, but some unfortunate oddities hold it back
30 May 2014
Summary: I have used conventional laptops since the mid 1990s, and touchscreen smartphones for the past couple of years, but this is my first laptop with a touchscreen. That aspect is the Aspire V5-573's best feature. It works very well with my finger, reasonably well with a rubber-tipped stylus, and best of all with a metal-mesh stylus. This is fortunate, because the touchpad is substandard. I am accustomed to having explicit left-right buttons beneath the pad.
Summary: As mentioned in other reviews, updating this thing is a HUGE pain in the ass. Literally from 12 pm to 5 pm I was just updating everything. Good news is it runs great, beautiful display and totally worth the money. The 4 speakers in the laptop work together to create a music experience like no other. The graphics card works well with 3d programs, gaming, and playing movies. Overall super happy about this purchase.