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: Exellent laptop. Top materials and finish. Ports in the back are very useful. Don't like that batteries are inside the machine and can't take out without disassembly. Exellent Acer instant on software. Really starts like a cell phone or tablet.
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 I changed my mind when I realized that the inexpensive options were likely to be outdated far too soon and in comparison were not all that cheap.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: This is a great laptop - the screen is my favorite part about it - sharp and bright and touch enabled - the battery life is also a favorite - its a very bright screen so I keep it at its lowest setting - battery life is typically over 7 hrs.I did upgrade it to ssd. I also liked that this was ms signature so no crapware loaded. All I did was update to 8.1 and run a few smaller updates since. Its approx 4lbs but its so thin that it doesn't feel heavy.