Summary: I've had the laptop for a little over a week now and I have no major complaints or issues. The touchscreen seems very responsive, though it is more of a fingerprint magnet than I thought it would be. The speakers are not the best quality and are placed on the bottom of the laptop. My battery life has been amazing. I'm getting about 6 hours of usage (music, web surfing, light gaming). The description didn't mention this, but the keyboard is back light.
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.
Summary: I needed a laptop to take with me to work. Originally, I though of buying an inexpensive one so that I could use the internet and do word processing. I changed my mind when I realized that the inexpensive options were likely to be outdated far too soon and in comparison were not all that cheap. Also, I am a graphics designer and digital artist and would like to be able to work on the laptop as well as my desktop at home.
Summary: I would give it 5 stars if it wasn't because of Windows 8. Cant upgrade to 8.1, displays an error message. WIFI issues ( srious connection problems), not of hardware, blame windows. Many other people having those connectivity issues over the internet. Asides from that performance is great.
Summary: Just a quick review to say I've had this laptop for a few days now and I am very happy with it. It performs great for gaming at Ultra settings for DoTA 2 and League of Legends. The interface is snappy and I'm getting used to Windows 8 quicker than expected. I was skeptical of the touch-screen but I've really come to like it. I don't use it all the time, but it certainly has it's uses!
Summary: I was looking for a solid laptop that could take some moderate gaming. So far so good A few things to note before installing Windows 8.1, make sure all your drivers and Windows Updates are up to date. Uninstall the NVIDIA and Intel HD display drivers. Make sure you do it from the Device Manager and select the option to delete the driver files from your computer after uninstalling. Otherwise, when you uninstall one, it reinstalls the other.
Computer Great. Operating System a Nightmare. Will not upgrade to window 8.1
Clark Schulze, Amazon
18 January 2014
Summary: The touch screen is great. It runs very very quiet. The battery lasts forever. It would be nice if the keys were a slight taller. I like the lighted keyboard but it doesn't come on when it isn't plugged in. I am not a fan of the right and left click bar being under the touchpad because you can't feel the click bar. I like to be able to feel the keys and clickbar so I can find where i am easily. I like the number keypad on the side.
Summary: I am a college student and this laptop has many good qualities; however, there are also some bad things to note about this laptop. Pros -Backlit Keyboard -Bluetooth -1080p Screen -Stays very cool -boots quickly from sleep -full size keyboard with number pad -Core i7 even if it is a mobile processor its still very good and speedy -IPS screen good for outdoor visibility -Battery life is really good, can get about 5 hours easy while watching HD movies -lightweight for me...